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I just bought a home at an auction. Do I have to wait until

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I just bought a home at an auction. Do I have to wait until I have the deed, before I can take position of the home, or can I ask the current occupants to vacate and go ahead and change the locks, and begin repairs?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: San Antonio
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I'm working with a real estate agent to answer some of these questions. Just thought I would check other resources.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

Hello: This is Attorney Phillips. Welcome to Justanswer! I am reviewing your post, and I will post my response very shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

You are not the legal owner of the property until you have a deed to the property. So, you cannot give eviction notice to the occupants of the premises until you have obtained the deed to the property and have the deed recorded.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

You are quite Welcome! Make sure to follow-up with the auctioneer as to the timeline for obtaining the Deed.

Best wishes,

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