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In Pennsylvania, what process does the new owner have to follow

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In Pennsylvania, what process does the new owner have to follow to remove the former owner from the property? Is a separate eviction action required?
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In which was has the new Owner (let us call them NEW) received the property from the old owner (let us call them OLD)?

Did NEW buy OLD's home in a foreclosure, or if not, what exactly happened?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The property reverted back to the lender at auction.

Thank you, friend.

At this point, the old owner (OLD) becomes a "tenant at sufferance." A tenant at sufferance is someone who has no right to occupy the premises, but is tolerated by the owner and may be terminated at the will of the owner. However, they have to be evicted formally as though they were a tenant that defaulted on the lease - they cannot simply be locked out. Many simply leave upon receipt of notice of eviction. For a step by step eviction process, see here.

Let me know if you need a sample notice to quit (i.e. to leave) to send.

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