Re: tennant in house i’m buying - Posted by Rich-CA
Posted by Rich-CA on June 21, 2007 at 16:29:14:
Did the seller (owner) give you copies of the tenant’s application? The entire tenant file also goes with the property, not just the warm body.
If you want the tenant out and they are month to month, simply draft a letter terminating the tenancy. Be careful about the lead times. In CA, if the tenant has been there more than 12 months you need to give 60 days notice. In some jurisdictions, you may not be able to terminate without going to the rent control board.
I would draft the termination letter, have the seller sign it and serve it so I have a receipt of service. That gets the clock ticking. I would also insist on extending the close date, at no cost to me, until they either turn over a complete file, an app signed by the tenant so I could do my own check, or a vacant property.