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We are considering buying a tax sale property. There

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We are considering buying a tax sale property. There probably are people living in the house, perhaps owners (in their early 70’s) or tenants. The bid is Oct 29. How long would it take and and how involved would it be to evict them?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is in Georgina,Ontario.
Expert:  Debra replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately you are responsible for getting the people evicted and not the city.

You may be able to do that with a bailiff but in most cases you need to get a court order for the eviction which may take a bit of time in terms of the owners and could take longer if there are tenants because if the tenants are up to date on their rent you cannot evict them if there is a fixed term lease until the end of the term and if they are on a month-to-month lease you cannot evict them unless you are moving in yourself or a family member is or if you are renovating substantially so that you need a building permit and then you need to give at least 60 days notice, depending on the facts.

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