Our expert says:
Sounds like you folks didnt effectively think this through, if buying and renting leaves you with no cash for other necessities. OK< apparently the previous owner is behaving irresponsibly and possibly even illegally, but that's a matter for proper legal advice.
Presumably you and your attorney have discussed this with the bank, which might possibly be able to propose a way of helping. Especially if it was the bank to whom the previous tenant was supposed to be paying for his bond, they may understand that he is a deadbeat, and let you have a short holiday from bond payments while this gets sorted out, after which you may get the court to order the deadbeat to repay you the extra bond payments as well as all other expenses.
If you have legally bought this home, HE is the illegal occupier - couldn't the police help to evict hiom and arrest him for trespass in a home that doesn't belong to him ? You could arrange to have all the locks changed as soon as he is taken off to the police station to be charged, and dump all his belongings out into the garden or sidewalk for him to collect later. Maybe the court can provide an urgent , emergency eviction order pending a more detailed hearing, and this would help to enforce his eviction.
I wonder how qwerty's idea might work ? Does this guy have any other alternatives ( like moving back with his family ) which could be encouraged ?
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