Originally Posted by Henry17
If there is no compensation then I'm not really sure there is any contract. I'm assuming the 90 day notice meant an end to the original lease but that assumption might be wrong.
An automatic 30 day month to month contract is created until all appropriate legal action has been taken. In this case for the new landlords it would most likely be:
-Give the tenants a formally served 30 day notice to leave (this may or may not be accounted for in the original 90 day termination not sure - I also really think the 90 day thing is sunk by all the verbal promises -probably could go either way depending on state, judge and the talent of lawyers involved)
-If the tenants are not out by 30 days serve them a 3 day to leave or evict notice
-If they are not out in 3 days go to the court and file the eviction. If granted have the tenants served with the eviction
-If they still do not get out and have not filed an appeal then you can go back to the courts and ask to have to them removed by the Sherriff (usually)
The whole process can be very long and tedious if the tenants really want to stick it to you.
As mentioned a sick trick is that tenants can actually file a temporary restraining order on the new landlords while living at their property basically assuring that the police will not let them anywhere near their own property. Mostly the claim will be I am in a dispute with my landlord and I fear they will come to where I live and hurt me or destroy my property.
Most people don't want to deal with all this and can just settle things with money and common sense. Sometimes it gets real nasty and I can assure you the tenants have the upper hand until you have official court documents signed saying otherwise.
These are civil matters and your hands are really tied until they start to turn criminal which is when usually either A. you have an eviction notice or B. Someone gets hurt