What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Virginia
Good morning everyone. Let me give you the short version of a long story.
Purchased a home on March 23. As I'm at the closing table signing documents, a fax comes in stating the house is now a foreclosure so we have to redo the HUD and change some amounts. The seller was told to have his stuff out before closing or by March 23. Well he comes back saying he can't get anyone to help until that Wed. March 25. I give him until Thurs. March 26 9am to have his stuff out (including an abandoned vehicle and a dog). So I show up Thursday afternoon to change the locks and of course most of this crap is still there along with the dog and vehicle.
My agent calls saying he wants his clothes now saying he can't get in (duh). So I agree to leave his clothes out front in trash bags tied up. I also put some tax documents out there I found as well.
Well on Friday I go by the house and the clothes have been picked up, BUT a riding mower, power washer, tools from inside an attache shed have all been removed WITH OUT permission. I call the police, tell them the story and the officer advises he had plenty of time to get his stuff out and it is mine. He went to the sellers new address and told him he's not allowed on property anymore or he will be charged with trespassing.
SOOO...yesterday I receive a warrant in detinue from the seller for clothes, computers, a vehicle (the one with expired tags) and tools. Is he allowed to do this and does he have ANY claim to this stuff AFTER closing??