Home Inspection – Tenant says "I'm not leaving"

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@serenitea:  It was an issue in one of the houses we looked at.  We didn’t make an offer on it though.  If you go with it, be very careful about noting everything that’s included and noting the model numbers too.

Post # 4
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am not sure this could be considered a rental situation, but it might be a good idea to get familiar with your states landlord/ tennet laws.  

We were looking at duplex’s, with the intention of renting the upper to some friends of ours.  One of the rental’s we were trying to look at, the tenents kept on kicking the realtor’s out, preventing it’s being shown.  The owner lived out of state, and there is little incentive for them to evict the tenents early over the matter.  

I am not sure if there is any sort of paperwork regarding a proper lease, and am not sure if this could be considered a month-to-month lease.  If so, at least in my state, you have give him a 60 day notice of eviction.  Unfortunatly, when you buy the property, you inherite any legal tenents.  I have no idea if their is no legal paperwork, if he would be considered a proper renter though.  

Honestly, regarding the personal property, I’d pick my battles.  If it doesn’t state the items in the contract, then it might not be worth your time or effort to go after them.  

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you are not prepared to get into a possible lengthy eviction and other legal battles that could see you paying for the house but not living in it for months and months, I would walk away. There are other houses. It’s not worth paying to rent a place while you wait 6 months for him to be evicted, and all the months after that you’ll have to spend pursuing him for damages if he trashed the place or takes things he wasn’t supposed to.

Are the AC units window units? Those are standard to remove. Blinds and other custom window treatments are not supposed to leave the house unless that’s negotiated.

Why was your FIL there without you? Always go to everything, including the inspection! Make sure you are seeing/hearing everything first hand so that you can make the best choice possible!

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