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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Foreclosure Evictions

The subprime mortgage crisis and slowing economy mean that more and more homeowners are facing foreclosure. These foreclosures present a real opportunity to purchase real property at a good price for personal use or for investment. However, many people buying foreclosed homes, townhomes and condos are finding that the previous owners refuse to vacate the premises. Most states, including Virginia, do not allow self-help evictions and many of these former owners will not leave until the sheriff under a court order supervised the actual eviction. Foreclosure evictions must be done properly under the law and can be tricky to negotiate. Not following the proper court rules and the law can cause significant delays in securing the right to occupy your purchased property; and, if you break the law, you may find that the previous owner will sue you. Therefore, you should consider having an experienced landlord/tenant law firm handle the eviction process. The law firm of Gross & Romanick, P.C. has represented landlords and tenants since 1980 and knows how to accomplish an eviction by the most efficient means. For a free consultation, contact Gross & Romanick at 703-273-1400 or send an e-mail to law@gross.com. Please visit our website at http://www.fairfaxbusinesslawyer.com/index.html.