In 35 years I've only done one cash for keys-- just recently.
I foreclosed on a house and the person wouldn't move after the foreclosure. Owner/now a tenant. Tenant tried several STALL tactics-- with frivious court action.
So I had tenant sign, in front of witnesses and notary that keys would be surrendered the next day at 11am. Anything left on the premises will be removed and placed on the curb.
The foreclosure just muddied the waters and wasn't so cut and dry as we would have liked. To be honest I felt like the man in the cartoon who tied the tenant to the tracks as the train approached. Didn't matter how the tenant got into the position-- I just didn't want to be the cause of the train RUNNING over the tenant. So I gave 1K-- she signed - witnessed by her family and the local sheriff.
I thank god that I did this before this current C19 stuff or I would have been stuck. Feel like it was worth it.
Additionally I was making 500 on the mortgage but now renting is for 1190.00. New HVAC courtsey of previous tenant/resident/owner. --99.103.xxx.xxx