If it recently went to auction, the bank is likely in the process of assigning an Asset Manager to the file and they will in turn find a Realtor to evaluate the property. In all likelihood it will be the Realtor calling them and coming to their door to make arrangements for them to move out. They should be receptive to this process and don't try to fight it as it will make things worse. Sometimes banks do what is called cash-for-keys, in which the bank will give money to the occupant to leave by a certain date with the house free of all debris and basicaly ready to sell. Typically they don't come beating down your door in the middle of the night. It is in the bank's best interest that the occupants leave peacefully without leaving junk to be cleared out or property destroyed, which adds expense or further deteriorates value. Hopefully the move out will go well and the bank will be sensitive to your family. I recently negotiated a cash-for-keys with a tenant of a home that was foreclosed on (unbeknownst to her) and they gave her about 4 weeks to move out and the cash payout was pretty genorous all things considered.