Edmond, OK asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: Tenants verbally agreed to move 2 months early. We signed an offer and acceptance to sale house. Now renter refuses.

We signed an offer and acceptance for sale of the house. Can we back out of the offer and acceptance and are there expenses we are obligated to cover?

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Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
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  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: More information is needed here.

Is there an underlying written lease with the tenant in place? If so, what are those terms regarding moveout and verbal modifications?

To get a renter out of the house, you have to file a Forcible Entry & Detainer with the court and evict them. However, if the tenant is in compliance with a written lease agreement, that will be a challenge. Usually, when there is a renter in a house and that house is being sold, the buyer steps into the shoes of the seller regarding the rental agreement.

If you can "back out of the offer and acceptance" is unclear as the terms of the contract regarding the sale of your home are unknown.

I wish you the best.

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