How stubborn tenants kill sales

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Q: My rental home has been for sale for more than a year. During this time, I have given my tenant a rent discount for allowing me to show the home and for the fact that he will have to move on a 30-day notice when it sells. I have now sold the home and gave my tenant the required 30-day notice in writing. However, my tenant has informed me that he cannot move until one week after the escrow is due to close. My buyer insists that she will cancel the sale if the unit is not vacant, as she must immediately move in the day escrow closes, which is approximately two weeks. I know that I have legal remedies, but an eviction action will take at least 3-4 weeks and I will lose my sale. What can I do? If I lose the sale, do I have any recourse against my tenant? A: Yes, you could have recourse against your tenant for the damages you would suffer if the sale were canceled due to his failure to vacate the rental home within the 30 days as required by your written notice. You offere...