There’s a commentor in this thread that might very well be the gent in question:
The reporter can definitely see this guy and speak with him? Because this could be a great Sixth Sense-type movie. Or a really weird Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
You can tell this is quality editing:
“When a TV news reporter when to the house to ask McCrory why he is living in a house that is no longer his…” Homonym issues much? I had to reread the sentence about 4 times before realizing what they were trying to say. Not surprising it’s the south.
Eviction? I’m surprised they don’t lock him up today for criminal trespass. It’s not like he’s behind on the rent.
I find it amazing this DB is the same jack wagon type who would proclaim that what happened to honesty and the good ol days when you could trust someone and a handshake was a man’s word…and all that other bullshite.
Moments like this are my rationale that Tyler Durden was right. “You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you.” Why else would wastes of flesh like this tool bag exist?
So is he planning to leave in a week or something? Or just stay indefinitely?
If your seller wants “Close of Escrow + X days” make sure your P&S has a rental agreement section. You require rent paid weekly, at a daily rate that covers your costs of hotel, storage, and is within norms of local rates, plus an inconvenience fee factored in. Things happen. Folks get divorced. Parents die. These can all make someone reluctant or unable to move. You want to make sure you are covered in the event that they have your money AND the house.
Since this DB squatting in the house comes and goes as he pleases, I’m surprised the new owner hasn’t staked out the property and gone over with a crowbar after the squatter leaves, removes the lock and replaces them.
She can’t be arrested for changing her own locks.
Also, why aren’t the local sheriff getting involved. I’ve seen them escort owners to properties when things go bad. Here - we have an admitted trespasser - with no police involvement?
If this was another local white red-neck complaining, I’m sure Rosco the sheriff would have already spoke to the squatter. But since this a outsider buying our land, and a woman to boot…
This story is reported on by WKRN out of Nashville: http://wkrn.com/2016/06/10/woman-buys-home-seller-wont-move-out/
So, is it a story now?
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Apparently, according to people that know more about real-estate than me, there’s some complicated shit going on here concerning eviction laws.
Take this with a big grain of salt, because I don’t know anything about this stuff really, but the word is the buyer of the house didn’t, for whatever reason, include a clause stipulating when the seller was supposed to move out, which is supposed to be standard in a contract. Supposedly, this opens the door to contesting eviction in much the same way a squatter could, forcing the buyer to remove the former owner in court, as opposed to with a phone call to the sheriff’s office for trespassing.
These are the same laws that protect people that are the victims of scams, who buy or rent abandoned property from people that never owned it in the first place. They’re not simply thrown out on the street as soon as the mistake is uncovered, even if the property owner is ready to move in, after purchasing it through legal means.
This stuff gets complicated, and can take several months, apparently.
So yeah, this is some next-level ultra douchebag shit going on here.
Hillbilly boy is going to get angry and trash the place before leaving. When the new owner moves in she will probably find holes in the walls and appliances missing.
I have a question;
Who buys a house, but then doesn’t get the keys at closing?
Would you say you’re… disappointed?
Someone who was probably reassured by their realtor that it would be fine and they didn’t have them yet but would get them as soon as they could.
I mean when we bought our house I was kind of surprised they just handed over some keys and that was that. I’m still kind of shocked to be honest…
damn it I was hoping to get the chance to say that.
I guess my trust issues would serve me well in this regard, then.
So basically her real estate agent did not do the job she took 3 percent to do and protect the client. That agent has been paid thousand and its completely the agents fault. That being said you always drive by and look in the window on escrow day before going to the sign. If the stuff or owner is still there, you don’t sign and close.
Again this is 100% the fault of the agent for not contractually protecting the client.