It was simply written in as one of the contingencies. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have my old contract in front of me, but the wording was pretty straight forward. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Property must be vacant before the close of escrowÃ¢â‚¬Â. There might be some local tenant rights laws that prevent that where you live. It's pretty common in California. In fact, I was booted from a property in escrow in a city about 400 miles south of where I live now.SquarePark wrote: I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION. TO petch house and others: Can you tell me how you successfully got this into the contract or escrow for these tenants to be taken care of by the former owner? Our realtor acts like it is not possible, but we don't think that makes any sense! Surely it can be written in. So please share how you did it so we can talk about that if we decide to get the house.
In my case there was a hold-out tenant that refused to leave. It was the one that had not paid rent for 3 or 4 months. Twenty-four hours before the close of escrow I did a walk through with the owner and our two realtors. When I saw there was a tenant still there I said the deal is off unless the tenant is gone. That was sometime before noon and I walked off leaving the 3 of them in the hallway to sort it out. When I came back at the end of the day the tenant was gone. The owner rented her a storage unit and a motel room.