House sold at foreclosure auction. I was told I have 2 weeks to move. Am I considered to be a squatter and if so what are my rights?

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House sold at foreclosure auction. I was told I have 2 weeks to move. Am I considered to be a squatter and if so what are my rights?

House was sold in a foreclosures
auction. I was told that I have 15
days to move out. Do I become a
squatter after been a previous
owner to the property? If so what
are my rights?

Asked on November 6, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Squatters have no rights: you have no legal right to stay in the home once you no longer own it (so, after it sold at a foreclosure auction). If you do, the new owner(s) can bring an action for "ejectment" (a legal action to remove a non-tenant) to remove you from the home, and if you don't go then, the sheriff or a court officer will remove you. If you damage anything while there, you can also be sued for the damage you do.


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