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Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
In North Carolina, the standard form contract calls for possession to be delivered at closing and we have an addendum for seller possession after closing that would be used in the situation you describe. Buyers generally do a walk through prior to closing to verify the home is empty, clean and in the condition expected and if not , do not close until it is or an agreement is reached.
The seller possession addendum addresses some aspects of liability, but you my need to consult your insurance agent and/or an attorney if you have concerns about that.
If you are not using a Realtor, or you did not put this in the Contract, then you probably will have to evict the Sellers.