Posted by John V, FL on September 11, 2003 at 10:55:40:
Well said JT. Here in Florida you get a certificate of sale and then have to wait at least 10 days to get a certificate of title recorded giving you an actual deed. Only after the certificate of title is issued can you even enter the property and only then if it is vacant or has been abandoned (utilities off ect). If someone is in possession you need a writ of possession along with the shreriff and a locksmith before you can evem think of entering and taking possession. Then you must remove any personal property that day and place it on the curb unless you have an agreement with the person in possession to let them go back in (under supervision of course) at a future time to take their belongings. The original poster IMHO jumped the gun and needs serious legal assistance.