Who is responsible for the house condition in the time between an auction and closing?

I bought a house at auction with a $5,000 deposit. I’m still waiting to close while the banks work out the foreclosure deed. The current occupants are taking all kinds of things from the house in the meantime (i.e. the pool deck and who knows what else). What am I liable for or who is responsible if they take things like the copper pipes and things essential to the house before the closing? What if the pipes freeze since it’s winter? I don’t have a real estate agent in my corner because it was an auction.

Asked on March 3, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire

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