I bought a house from foreclosure i made an agreement with the previous owner which he breached how can i evict him?
i bought a house owned by a bank, i made an agreement with the previous owner to give him 30 days and $2000, $1000 upon signing the contract. he signed and he toke the down payment then he didnt move out after the 30 days the due date was yesterday, the electricity got shut off at the house because he didn't pay his bills so i had to move it under my name so he can move out in time, i cant afford paying it for him.
how can i evict him quickly with getting my money back from him? and in the meantime can i shut off the electricity I`m not willing to pay it for him?
can i charge him with trespassing?
3 attorney answers
Retain an attorney to commence an eviction action.
Good luck with your case!
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I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with this situation. If you hired an attorney to draw up the agreement with the former owner I would direct your questions to your attorney first. However, based upon the limited facts you provided above, I believe that you will need to give the occupant proper notice under the law terminating his tenancy (typically not less than 90 days in the post-foreclosure context), and then commence a summary holdover proceeding to evict him. I would consider hiring an attorney for this process rather than trying to do it yourself, but I understand that is not always possible. Based upon the facts you conveyed above, I would not advise having the electricity shut off or attempting to have the occupant charged with trespassing. Finally, because of the limited amount of factual information available in this forum, this post should not be relied upon as legal advice in making your decisions and you should schedule a consultation with an attorney to fully assess your available options. Best of luck!
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