Philadelphia, PA asked in Foreclosure for Pennsylvania

Q: Pennsylvania how long after sheriff sale does original owner have to move possessions

Foreclosure at sheriff sale but deed isn't acknowledge at recorder of deeds

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Normally, it takes about 3 days for the Sheriff to deliver the deed and the Registrar to record it. The timing of when current occupants need to leave is largely up to the buyer at the sheriff's sale. He/she can file an ejectment action when he becomes record owner. Those ejectment actions get scheduled for hearing within weeks after being filed, and the Sheriff is then dispatched to enforce the ejectment.

It's wise to contact the new owner and reach an agreement about a moveout date.

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