We had a closing on a fixer -upper that had a very old vehicle in the back yard. The property had been for sale for almost 2 years. Seller had agreed she could get no one to remove vehicle and asked if they could just give it to buyers and they could deal with it.
Title of vehicle was at ,but since seller lived out of the area and could not attend the title was not properly signed to transfer that day. The settlement company sent the title back and the seller was to return it asap properly signed.
In the mean time new owner of property showed up 2 weeks later to do work on home and saw backyard fence was removed, trees cut and car gone.
Found out by neighbors that someone came with a flatbed truck and took it away........................
Not sure what will happen now. Seller and buyer are in communications to straighten everything out.
It just was more Drama than it should have been Who ever decided it was a good idea to do that didn't realize who the actual owner of the property was and that they were not only trespassing but damaging property as well.
This should be a lesson to all sellers. Make sure you are in communication with everyone involved or who thinks they are involved what is about to transpire with the closing.
If your brother-in law thinks the shed on your property is his and he wants it back. You need to have that issue straighten out before closing........................... not after.
Is there a riding lawn mower that your uncle thinks is his that is in the shed out back? The one you told the buyers they could have with the sale.
There are many different scenarios that this could happen.
As the seller it is your responsibility to make sure any of these issues are addressed ahead of time. Make sure that people know when closing is and when you will no longer be the property owner. Trespassing is not something I am sure you want for your friends and/ or family to deal with along with everything else.