California Couple Unable To Transfer Into Their New Residence After Vendor Refuses To Transfer Out Underneath Safety Of The State’s COVID Eviction Regulation
Come into this mess, roomies! A California couple were excited to buy a new home in Riverside on January 31, 2020, and more than a year later they still haven’t moved in. If you remember, the state of California passed a law that puts an end to evictions due to the pandemic, and even though he skipped the house, the man decided he wasn’t going anywhere.
According to Fox LA, Tracie and Myles Albert used their savings and a loan to buy the $ 560,000 river house but were unable to move in. Unfortunately, the man who sold the house found a loophole in the California eviction moratorium, making it difficult for the Albert’s to get authorities to forcibly remove him from the house.
“We own the house, right away,” said Myles. “This is our house and everything is done in a contract, written, legal, and done. He got the money paid in his account. How could we not have a right to go into our own house? “
Chris Taylor, the real estate agent who sold the house to the Alberts, said the couple contacted authorities and tried to evict the man but got nowhere because of the pandemic.
“You have this case under a no-evictions COVID tenant situation, if not at all,” Myles said. “This transaction was completed in January 2020 before this happened. It’s not a tenant that’s been kicked out. It’s the guy who raised all the money. “
Myles remembers contacting law enforcement and said to him, “If you were in Arizona, if you were in Nevada it wouldn’t be a problem, you would just take your house back. But in California we can’t do anything with our hands tied, even though we’re on your side. “
In that situation, what would you do, Roomies? Let us know in the comments!
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