Can I still get all my stuff out of the property which was locked by a property management group? 3 Answers as of February 04, 2014

My house is in foreclosure and sheriff sale date is set on Feb 7. My locks were changed by a property management group without me knowing and I still have a lot of valuable property inside. I found this out when I went to move the rest of my stuff from the home before the sale. What do I need to do to get all my stuff out of the property?

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The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
Go see the sheriff.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/4/2014
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
Yes you have 30 days to get your stuff back.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/3/2014
Janke Legal Consulting | Bruce C. Janke
I assume you are in California. It seems that the management company has broken the law. In order to forcibly remove a property owner or deny access to a foreclosed property, the lender or buyer must first obtain the right to possession by way a trustee's deed at the auction sale. Then the new owner must file an unlawful detainer case and obtain a writ of possession from the Superior Court. It is the same court proceeding used by landlords to evict tenants. You should definitely consult with a real estate specialist attorney. Your county bar association may have a lawyer referral program that will arrange a half-hour consultation with a specialist of your choice for a nominal fee. It would be money well spent to have an expert look at all the facts and documents and tell you where you stand and what your remedies are.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/30/2014
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