California Couple’s Worst Nightmare Comes True After Buying New Home
How many reasons do we need to be given before we realize that California is not a great place to live?
Sure, there are beaches, the scenery is nice, there’s a lot to do, but the way that the law is in California is MORE than enough reason to never ever move there. I don’t care if someone offered me a million dollars to move to California. I would turn it down without thinking twice about it. Besides, a million dollars there doesn’t get you very far thanks to their extremely high cost of living.
But imagine this situation: a couple buys a home and get ready to move in, but the former owner doesn’t want to leave and guess what…because you live in California, you can’t evict them. That’s exactly what is happening to a couple in Riverside, CA.
When Tracie and Myles Albert purchased a beautiful four-bedroom house in Riverside, California they never realized that at the end of escrow the seller would suddenly refuse to give up the keys and leave.
“We own the house, outright. That’s our house and it’s all in a contract, written, legal, done. He’s been paid the money in his account. How could we have no rights to go into our home,” asked Myles.
Taylor says, “It’s genuinely unfathomable to me that we live in a state where something like this is even possible. They closed escrow on this home January 31, 2020.” The Alberts and Taylor have contacted authorities and tried to get the seller evicted but because of the pandemic, they’ve gotten nowhere.
“They have this case under a COVID tenant situation, of no evictions when it doesn’t fall under that at all. This transaction went through in January 2020 before any of that, it isn’t a renter who was getting thrown out. It’s the guy who collected all of this money,” stated Myles.
As the attorney mentioned, they have no grounds to stay in the house that they sold because they are not tenants. There is no rental agreement. They are simply the former owner.
But I’m sure that California being the trash hole that it is will be in favor of the owner who basically stole their money and is deciding not to move out. No compassion for those who do right, only approval of those who do wrong.