they contacted a lawyer, turns out they do NOT own the unit they've been renting out for the last 5 years. they were sold the wrong unit, given the keys to the wrong unit, the numbers were placed incorrectly on the doors in accordance with the map. they gave their tenants back their March rent so they could move out, because someone purchased the unit next to theirs, and caught the mistake that has been missed for 5 years. the unit next door to the one they thought they owned, is completely gutted, so of course the new owner does not want a shitty unit & found out he really owns my parents nice unit.
anyway, my dad doesn't want to be responsible for those damages, and he shouldn't have to be, considering he did not rent it out to the people who destroyed it. the previous owner had it foreclosed, so im not sure who is responsible at this point. my parents, since legally they do own that unit, the previous owner, or the bank who foreclosed it? who knows. anyway, what's usually the next step now? my dad cannot afford this unit without tenants paying him, and he cannot afford to fix it up. he just bought a house, and im about to move into his old house. he's worried if he files bankrupty on the condo, he could lose his new & old house. is this true? what is the typical protocol in this scenario? they've always had golden credit, and if anyone is truly to blame here, it's the management company for selling them the wrong unit.
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