What can I do when I buy a house but the Seller won't move out? Can I force him out? YES.
This doesn't happen often, but it does happen. I was once consulted by a home buyer who did everything right. She wired her funds to the title company, attended closing and signed all the paperwork requested. The Seller did his part (up to a point)-- he timely signed and delivered the deed, etc. But then the Seller just didn't move out!
Most purchase and sale agreements require the Seller to give the Buyer possession and occupancy upon closing. The FAR/BAR contract, a standard agreement used throughout Florida, says clearly that TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. The NABOR contract, often seen in Naples and Marco Island, FL, is not as definite, it says: 'Time is of the essence for closing,' which would likely amount to the same thing in this particular situation.
(Sometimes, there is a post -occupancy agreement, but there was no such agreement in this situation).
What could the Purchaser do??????