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Will Barnard#3 Real Estate Development & New Home Construction Contributor
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The Occupants from Hell!

Will Barnard#3 Real Estate Development & New Home Construction Contributor
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ModeratorPosted Jun 28 2011, 09:25

I am currently dealing with some occupants (who are no more than squatters) and getting them out so I can get in and start the rehab has been a daunting process. Typically, I get them out with cash for keys and it is never easy, but usually effective.

In this case, I purchased the property (practically stole it on price and terms)Feb 28th of this year and am still working on getting these morons out. I offered them $6k! for keys and they did not take it. I started eviction and they have used every tactic in the book to cause delays and extend the process. On the final hour before the summary judgement hearing, one of the two occupants filed for BK causing another 45 day or so delay. Unfortunately in CA, the laws, for some stupid reason, reside with occupants and not the legal owners. (I wont even get started on politics here!)

The good news is that I was able to have summary judgement against one of the occupants and already filed for the Sherriff to remove her from the premises. Should be within the next week or so for that. The kicker is that once it happens, her boyfriend still has rights to be there (until he is finally evicted) so I am quite sure she will just come right back. When that happens, I will make damn sure I make their lives as miserable as possible for the problems they have caused me. How can I do that legally you might ask? I will have periodic visits to the property and when I see she is there, I will call the Sherriff and inform them that she is illegally trespassing on my property and I want her removed/arrested. I will do this as many times as it takes until they get the point or until summary judgement against him occurs. Either way, screw them both!!! :roll:
What comes around goes around and theirs is coming.

***Update as of today 1-31-16: 5 years and 32 thread pages later, this is still ongoing. The following link was created by a BP Member in support of my situation found on page 32 of this thread. https://www.gofundme.com/OccupantsfromHell

This was approved by the heads of BP to be live in this thread. ***

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Elvis Vasquez#1 Miami Contributor
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Replied Oct 1 2017, 11:23

These sounds like a nightmare I feel sorry for you.

What tenant wouldn't take 6K and just go?!?!? 

You were definitely the nice guy here.

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Replied Oct 13 2017, 13:57

@Will Barnard, Congratulations!  Glad it is finally over. Lol, I forgot how long ago I started following your thread. Thumb up for being patient & resolve the problem professionally. Many would had lost it and set the house on fire with the jerks in them. 

By the way, if the jerks are still park their RV near there, call the city's code enforcement. 

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Will Barnard#3 Real Estate Development & New Home Construction Contributor
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ModeratorReplied Oct 16 2017, 19:00
Originally posted by @Albert Ng:

@Will Barnard, Congratulations!  Glad it is finally over. Lol, I forgot how long ago I started following your thread. Thumb up for being patient & resolve the problem professionally. Many would had lost it and set the house on fire with the jerks in them. 

By the way, if the jerks are still park their RV near there, call the city's code enforcement. 

Thank you.Yes, this fiasco finally ended last year and the house is sold. Turned out to be a profitable flip not counting the loss of opportunity and  all the hassles. Last I saw, he was still parking his motor home in a driveway near by but I guess he has permission from that homeowner otherwise, if it was still in the street, I would call it in on him. I have not been around there in quite awhile as I am out of this deal now so I consider the matter closed finally.

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Replied Aug 21 2018, 12:28

For those interested, to read each comment at a decent pace it took me about 4-5 hours (watching the videos too). 

Congratulations Will, it felt like I was right there rooting for you while it was happening even though it's all said and done and the checks signed, haha. 

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Kris L.
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Replied Apr 16 2019, 05:44

Holy cow!  What a nightmare.  Will, you are a better man than me.  I would have probably gotten violent with these people but you kept your head and we all learned a little something.  

Thanks!