How long after a house has been foreclosed on by a bank does the owner have to remove all personal property?

Asked on July 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina


Bruce Broyles / The Law Office of Bruce M. Broyles

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

After the decree of foreclosure is issued, the house must be sold at Sheriff's sale.  The sale then has to be confirmed and  the Bank then has to obtain a writ if possession.  When the writ issues, the Sheriff will provide you with a voluntary move out date.  If you remain after the voluntary move out date the Sheriff will eventually return to set-out your possessions.  If you have no desire to save the house you can, even after the Sheriff's sale, obtain "cash for keys" by contacting your bank and agreeing to voluntarily move out by a specific date.

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