Joyce Goldenlily said:
When I queried with the agent, as to who would be responsible for ejecting the squatters, I was told it would be the house purchaser's job to get rid of them. Needless to say, I didn't take it any further.
It doesn't just happen with rented properties. By chance, yesterday I spoke to the lady is who is now living in my old house round the corner from here. She was clearing leaves on the pavement, and I said I'd done that many, many times, as it used to be my house. We then had a lovely chat, and she loves the house, but she didn't buy it from us - there was another owner in between. It seems there was a very nasty break up, and it was taken out on the property, including butchering the lovely maple that was at the front entrance. The day she moved in, she was in tears - the whole place was a midden.
What's nice is that she loves the house, and is really happy. That makes me happy too. It held a lot of happy memories for me, and although it also had some very upsetting ones too, it's the only house I've ever felt any affection for.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Again, when househunting, I tended to have a look at the local area, location, and outside of properties before booking a viewing. One bungalow I saw had squatters in it. It was disgusting inside. When I queried with the agent, as to who would be responsible for ejecting the squatters, I was told it would be the house purchaser's job to get rid of them. Needless to say, I didn't take it any further.
Foreigners buying a property to live in. Before buying, the property has tenants in it. As it often happens, the foreign buyer, far from fluent in German language and not really familiar with things, asks the same question to the agent. Greedy agent happily replying "I'm sure they will move out".
Long story short: after the purchase it took YEARS, and few 10keur in legal cost (on top of paying his own rent), for the buyer (now the owner) to get his property available to move in.