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How Does a Third Party Purchaser Remove the Previous Owner in Florida?

May 10, 2017

If you are the successful Third Party Purchaser at a Foreclosure Sale in Florida, you may face the issue of having the prior owner still living in the property. How do I remove them? Under Florida Law, the new owner of a foreclosure property must give the prior owner or tenant still living in the property thirty days notice to vacate the property. This notice must be in the form of a letter from the new owner. If the prior owner or tenant does not vacate the property after thirty days, the successful purchaser can file a Motion for Writ of Possession in Court. Once the Motion for Writ of Possession is granted by the Court, the Court will then direct the Clerk to issue a Writ of Possession that the Sherriff will post on the property. This notice gives the Prior owner or tenant twenty-four hours to vacate the property. If they fail to vacate the property after twenty-four hours, the Sherriff will come to the property and remove all persons remaining in the property. If you are Third party purchaser at a foreclosure sale in Florida and need to remove the prior owner or tenant living in the property, contact the Law Office of Brian P. Kowal, PA today at (954) 990-7552.