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Malinda, Home Buyer in washington state

I am getting ready to close on a house and the seller has tenants in the house and no one will tell me when

Asked by Malinda, washington state Thu Oct 16, 2008

they are to be out. I close friday and need to know what to do can someone please help.

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You really need to have this resolved in writing before signing closing papers. I would negotiate an extension of the closing date if you do not resolve the issue by the end of the day!
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When you talk to the lawyer, ask him about the tenants lease hold on the property. If you kick them out and they do have a valid lease...you could be in trouble. Get your agent to ask their broker, as the company's attorney. I know of a real estate attorney out in seattle ...all you really need i think is a phone consult.
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Have you discussed this with your agent? He/she should be on top of it. However discusssing it with a lawyer may be your next recourse. Your agent may also have a contact as well. As Kary said, you need to move fast, BEFORE closing...
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I'd suggest you find a real estate attorney in your area to answer your questions--before you close. Unfortunately, I don't know any in that area.
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