What does this mean - "Occupant status varies and buyer assumes responsibility of occupancy." Does it mean the buyer must evict the current occupant?

Asked by stolaas, Huntsville, AL Sat Aug 23, 2014

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John.kross, Home Buyer, Huntsville, AL
Thu Jun 11, 2015
Here in California it means it is not up to present building codes and work is required before one is able to obtain a building occupancy permit, which means you are not supposed to live there until "fixed" or you would be liable if someone gets hurt. It could be something as simple as handrails at stairs or GFI receptacles at sinks and outdoors, or it could be substantially more involved, such as structural work, or mold mitigatigation, or the presence and damage of termites.
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Jeff Baker, Agent, Huntsville, AL
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Sounds like standard language applied by the vendor who lists these foreclosed properties at auction. They are doing a little CYA just in case the foreclosed owner is still there. If you're curious, drive by and take a look. Sometimes you can tell a lot from the outside.
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Yes it could, discuss with a local Real Estate Attorney or the Listing Licensee of the meaning.
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