When people are still living on a property, we understand many factors must be considered when approaching them, while simultaneously completing tasks and serving the client. We are sensitive to all of these factors and look to create a smooth transition that includes dignity and close adherence to all regulations.
We work directly with our clients to offer relocation assistance to occupants, per their client’s wishes. We’ll request the occupants voluntarily vacate the property, and then offer relocation assistance. Our client’s client will determine the base starting amount, based on its investor guidelines. We will continue to offer relocation assistance until a lockout time is scheduled. During this entire process, we comply with all PTFA (Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act ) Guidelines.
On the date of the vacancy, we will inspect the property condition and coordinate lock changes. Property will be in broom-swept condition with all personal items from the previous occupants removed inside and out. This includes sheds, garages and any vehicles, unless another arrangement has been made by our client and their client.
Provided these conditions are met, we will release the relocation assistance payment to the vacating occupant.
We understand that not all occupants agree to voluntarily vacate the property. We will assist our client and their attorney to remain in compliance with the requirements within the PTFA. We will wait direction from our client and continue to inspect the property on a weekly basis until vacant. Audubon Realty will also coordinate the vendors needed for the lockout based on local law officials’ orders. We adhere to the USFN (United States Foreclosure Network) state guidelines and cost of eviction process. We understand anything in excess of those USFN state guidelines will need client approval.
We physically attend the lock-out and coordinate with the eviction attorney, local authorities, and contractor to ensure the property is properly secured. Any time a lockout is expected to exceed client allowables, we get additional bids to present before selection.