My question involves real estate in the State of: California.
I sold my condo unit last year to a buyer. Also on the grant deed was a 12ft x12ft storage unit in the basement of the building. The buyer did not want to purchase storage so the retaltor hired a specific title company to take the storage out of escrow papers which got his final price reduced by $20,000.
Here is where it gets twisted. Before moving, I went and sold the storage to another condo owner within the building. It was done as a personal transaction and she was going to notify the HOA of the transaction after she paid me in full. A month ago, the buyer found out that the storage was still on the grant deed. He went down to the storage with, and went through all the stuff in it. Then he changed the lock and sent me an email that the grant deed makes all other transaction moot and he is now the rightful owner of the storage. He also said that neither I nor the person who bought the storage from me, may enter.
I have contacted the HOA about this and the HOA has declined to take sides and asked that we solve this individually. This buyer is threatening to sue for the ownership of the storage. He is the one who knocked down $20,000 because he did not want the storage. How do I go proceed to either 1) make him pay for the storage or 2) give up the storage. Any advice would be welcome. Thank you so much.