On the site, she described the moments leading up to her move-in, "Completed at 2pm. No keys. Agents frantically calling vendors. They are still packing the van.”
She then said that both the agent and solicitor explicitly explained to the squatters that "they do not own the property anymore and are now breaking the law.” After an hour and a half, the mother shared that the old owners finally dropped off the keys with the agent.
"Phew, we think, they are all gone,” the woman wrote, adding: “So we pick up the keys and drive to the property - they are still there and the house is still full. I mean full - could still see paintings on the wall in the lounge, hallway and kitchen filled with boxes, appliances.”
"Get a sob story of how they have been at work all day (completion date hardly comes as a f****** surprise, maybe take the day off as we did?),” the frustrated new homeowner shared.
It’s doubtful anyone would know the right thing to do or say at the moment but the woman said that both she and her husband plainly told the family that they “no longer own the property” and that they could “legally walk in and lock the doors,” which—to their surprise— the family shockingly responded, “you couldn’t.”