Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA on April 24, 2002 at 12:33:57:
…be out by a certain date or pay a penalty: yes do it BUT, remember this won’t help much if seller doesn’t move out as agreed. This clause will only give you the right to sue her for damages (rent) and evict her. Who wants to buy a lawsuit? Besides by the time it is finished she will probably have moved out of town anyway as she is now planing to do, and you will likely stand a ZERO chance of ever collecting any judgment you may receive.
A better way is to not pay her her walking money until AFTER she has already moved ALL of her possesions out and given you the key (which you should change immediately), and a written statement that she has given you legal possession of the coach and she will not return to try to reenter. Be sure all windows are securely locked too, and ask the park manager to watch out for her to trying to reenter.
The reason I am so paranoid about this is because I have had it happen to me. I paid and they reentered after I left. They had a duplicate key. I had to go through the courts and do an eviction. The police were very sympathetic but couldn’t help me because the guy claimed he had an oral rental agreement with me to stay until his other place was ready.
Good Luck, doc