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Ansel, Home Buyer in San Leandro, CA

docs signed and closing cost paid on 6-20-13, deed recorded today 6-26-13 and I have no keys

Asked by Ansel, San Leandro, CA Wed Jun 26, 2013

spoke to the escrow officer this afternoon. The recording was confirmed, but my agent is saying that she cant get in contact with the listing agent to get the keys. The home is in Oakland, but the title company is in Sacramento. Who is responsible for handing over the keys?

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My first reaction is change the locks...you own the house.
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Have your agent contact the sellers agent to get the keys.
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I'm in the camp of "Replace the locks." You should anyway, so the sooner the better.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 26, 2013
the seller is responsible for getting the keys to you through his or her agent. If you don't have your keys by tomorrow - get the brokers involved.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 26, 2013
Armed with documents showing that you are the legal owner, change all the locks
But first make sure it is vacant
If there are squatters you may need to get an order to evict

Whatever you do don't go alone without either a locksmith to change the locks or the sheriff to evict
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Your and seller agent. Is the house vacant there is nothing to worry about it if not just go to. Agents
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The Listing Agent.
The Title Company.
Your Agent.
It is easy for it to fall thru the cracks.
Do as Antoine suggests; you should do that anyway!
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If the escrow company has confirmed it was recorded, then hire a lock and key guy for 75 bucks and replace the cylinder.
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