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Buyer moved in before closing

We own a trailer and signed a sales agreement with this lady to have a closing date of January 31. she claims she cant pay now until the 5th and I just found out she moved in. I asked her to leave and she refused. What can I do to get her out? I don’t mind waiting until the 5th to close but due to liability I don’t

want her living there. Possession of property in our sales agreement says once it’s signed over to her.

Asked on January 20, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You would have to file an ejectment action against her: "ejectment" is how you remove people who have no right to be in/on the property and who are not rent-paying tenants. You can file this on an "emergent" or urgent basis, to get into court within (generally) a week or so. Ejectment is the only legal way to remove her, unfortunately; there is no faster or cheaper (i.e. without filing a legal action) way. You should be able to get instructions and forms from the county court clerk's office.


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