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  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Lawyers and Evictions
« on: August 30, 2016, 06:41:11 AM »
Does anyone use a lawyer when doing an eviction or do they just file themselves?  Here is my issue.  I just purchased a property at auction from a bank.  The previous owner is still in there.  The bank had a date with the Sheriff to be on the street by Sept 12 or he'd make sure.  This action was taken by the agents of the bank.  Now that I own it, I think this will go away.  I've evicted tenants before without incident, but is this a bit more difficult?  If I do contact a lawyer, what should be the approximate charge I should be expecting?  I live in Ohio which tends to be a very landlord friendly state, but as this isn't a tenant, i'm just not quite sure what to expect.




  • Bristles
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Re: Lawyers and Evictions
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 08:34:35 AM »
I use a attorney, as I have to.  I own property in an LLC and they are managed by my S-Corp.  If I owned them personally, I could do it myself.

Now you own it, the 'tenants' are yours.  You can talk to the former owner and see what their plans are.  You have entered into the more risky side of Real Estate buying.  That's where the most money is made, and also the most unknowns.

Maybe you can rent it back to them?  The bank may continue to evict, as it is on their 'train' already, and they may not even realize you own the property now.  Or you can talk to the sheriff and take over their eviction position.

If you are not 100% sure, use an attorney.