Dear Sean, ? I am planning to buy at the Trustee Sale Auction soon and knowing the property is vacant? but not so sure just heard it from the neighbors and the mailman.? Should I change the lock right away on the same day if I win the bid?? And what? would happen if after I enter the property and find out that? people are still living in there?? So what’s the best way to do this if I am not 100% sure about the occupancy? Thanks, you’re really helpful! ?
Yes, I will usually go the property right after the sale, and if it is vacant I’ll change the locks and secure it. Obviously if it is clear someone is still living there you won’t be able to do this. If it is occupied you should probably wait until you have the trustees deed recorded before proceeding further.