I’ve recently picked up a courthouse foreclosure – not a problem there. But here is the problem.
The former-owner (not the former occupant so he claims) is taking more than his sweet time moving out (almost a horder situation when looking at the volume). I’ve posted a dispossessory notice, talked to him face-to-face way more than once, heard his sob story. He’s a very nice man, etc. etc. Ex-wife situation, she’s the one who abandoned the property. LOTS of very nice things were left including boats, jet skis, dogs, major amounts of new clothing. Not to mention the dead something I need to have removed ASAP – I’m hoping it’s not the ex-wife (and I’m only half joking, the smell is outrageous).
He was to be out, last Sunday at 11am. As of today, he’s still moving the mounds and mounds of stuff from the home – naturally all the expensive stuff is gone. Every time I show up he’s moving – today I was talking to him when the flatbed truck showed up to haul off the cars he’s “fixing up.” which is interesting, since he “didn’t live there.” He knows I’m showing up tomorrow with a locksmith – to which he replied, I’ll have everything out of the house and “most of the stuff from the yard out tomorrow.”
My contractors start tomorrow with the debris removal and exterior construction. Finally here’s the question: How long do I give this man to get his stuff out of the yard? When is it mine to do what I want with it? I did tell him I’d work with him, I thought he caught the hint when I told him the locksmith was coming, but that apparently was his cue to move everything left to the side yard.
ARGHHHHHH – This is a new one to me. Not a tenant, but I guess he really is. The sheriff situation only costs me money and it could take months, he works and only shows up at strange times to continue moving what is now mostly junk. I’m the one there working on the property or managing the work. Deadbeat tenants are easier, but more costly LOL. I officially owned the property on Sept. 6.
I look forward to all replies. Thank you and I hope everyone is well.