As a renter you have rights but not sure how this would apply to a fixture in the back yard. The buyers or the seller agent may be recomending that this 'termite ridden' feature be removed to help sell the house - not exactly bad advice. I would suggest working with them instead of digging your heals in the sand - they will be the ones deciding if you get your deposit back, if you can stay 1 extra day if needed due to some last minute issue ( moving trucks break down, storms delay moves, etc).
The weekend is coming up. I would suggest asking for a few days to move the boxes into the garage, spare bedroom, wherever.... more
The notice of default (NOD) is the first legal action in the foreclosure action in california. The next step is advertising in the paper and then the sale is scheduled the time from nod to sale is typically 90 - 120 days if there are no delays in the process. The owner of the property is the owner and all offers need to go through the owner until ownership transfers through the foreclosure sale. After the foreclosue sale your agent most likely will have to work with the agent that the bank uses in that market. After the bank accepts your offer the close of escrow should be like a normal transaction unless the offer is complex.... more
It sounds like the situation has really deteriorated and perhaps legal counsel is necessary. Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, http://www.legalaidsmc.org
800-381-8898 They'll be able to review what's happened and advise what your next steps should be.
I also suggest keeping a record of every interaction you have - phone calls, conversations, messages, etc.... more