Whether you are buying a new home or renting, the entire process of moving can be very stressful.
One mother was left furious after she arrived at her new home only to find the old owners who refuse to leave her property.
Writing about her story on Mumsnet, the woman said that the old owners were not even in a rush to get out of the house even though they had no legal claim to the property.
“Completed at 2pm. No keys. Agents frantically calling vendors. They are still packing the van,” she wrote on Mumsnet.
“Agent and solicitor tell them in no uncertain terms that they do not own the property anymore and are now breaking the law. An hour and a half passes and they drop the keys off with the agent.
“Phew, we think, they are all gone.
“So we pick up the keys and drive to the property – they are still there and the house is still full. I mean full – could still see paintings on the wall in the lounge, hallway and kitchen filled with boxes, appliances.”
The woman continued: “Get a sob story of how they have been at work all day (completion date hardly comes as a f****** surprise, maybe take the day off as we did?)
“I tell them that they no longer own the property, me and my husband do, and that actually, we could legally walk in and lock the doors, ‘you couldn’t’ came the reply – I don’t know what planet some people live on.
“Called the agent who was like ‘What?!’ Solicitor aghast too. Our solicitor has contacted (them) saying that ‘yep, we’ll just lock them out’ if we chose to and charge them to remove their property,” the mother went on.
“I didn’t go in and lock the doors, I’m not that much of a p**** even though it’s now my property and they are trespassing. My 15-month-old was knackered in the back of the car.
“Back at home now, thankfully only 5 mins down the road and thank god in a rented house so no massive deal tonight although removals booked for 9am.
“I’m so p***** off. We’ve had a really awful few months, I’ve got a close relative in hospital, I’ve been fighting for a diagnosis for them, I’ve been ill myself.”
Internet users were shocked, with many people advising her to charge the old owners for not leaving the property right away.
“This happened to a friend of mine. The vendors took days to leave and when they did they left all sorts and a garage full of stuff,” one person wrote.
“Your solicitor needs to charge them. It is outrageous. Some people have no class,” another said.
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