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As of May 2010 I think the bank needs to give you 90 days to move out.
The first step in this process is making sure that the new owner's title to the property has been duly perfected. Generally title is duly perfected upon recording of the deed with the County Clerk. In California, title is deemed perfected on the actual date of the sale if the trustee's deed is recorded within 15 calendar days after the sale.
The next step is determining what type of notice to serve upon the occupants of the property. If the previous owner of the property or his or her household refuses to vacate the premises then California requires the new owner to serve them with a Three Day Notice to Quit. This notice requires the previous owner to vacate within three days. If the previous owner refuses to vacate within three-day time period, then the new owner can proceed by filing a lawsuit for unlawful detainer to have them removed from the premises.
Now if your house is vacant, they can consider it abandoned and will change the locks and secure the property, they then will have to hodl your property for the legal amount of time, most states are 30 days, they can charge you storage and if in 30 days you dont redeem, they can dispose of it.
Now your best opportunity is to ask for "cash for keys" this is where they will pay you to move within a specified amount of time. they usually offer low amount and quick time but you can counter offer with anywhere from $500 to 2500 and move within 30 days and can not leave anything behind and not damage the property. At least you receive some money to move on.
Please check your state laws for exact times and how the CA eviction policy works. Good luck with working things out
It depends on California law....here in Illinois if the home is vacant, we do re-key the locks prior to the foreclosure sale. If the home is occupied an agreement needs to be signed or an eviction needs to take place for a re-key.