Seller will not give me Deed after a Judge has ordered it

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Seller will not give me Deed after a Judge has ordered it

Contractor/seller was ordered to give me deed and keys to home but said he needed to remove his stuff from property, judge gave him till last Thursday, he did not remove his stuff. We agreed to give him till the end of this weekend and still he has not removed his stuff.

Asked on January 22, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

File a motion in court to enforce the judge's order: the judge can impose fines or even imprison him (for contempt of court) for not complying with its order. You can do this yourself legall ("pro se") but are strongly advised to retain an attorney to help you--filing a motion like this can be tricky for a non-lawyer. If determined to do it yourself, call the judge's clerk for information, download a copy of the court rules, and see if you can get sample motion froms from the court (e.g. online).


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