Tenant or Squatter Will Not Leave
By Dawn Rivera
(Realty World Viking Realty)
Subscribe I have a listing in San Jose. The seller hired a handyman to remodel the home for her. He is a non-licensed contractor, who after 4 months of working on the home, talked the seller into letting him stay at the house (for free) while he worked on it. She agreed. BIG MISTAKE! We received a accepted offer on the property and he decided he did not want to leave. After giving him verbal and written 60, 30, and 3 day notices we were forced to do a unlawful detainer. I was able to help her with the unlawful detainer saving her the expense of an attorney, she had spent all her cash on the remodel. If the property you are listing has a tenant I recommend that you start the removal process as soon as the contract is signed. I was lucky and the buyer wanted the house enough to wait out t...