A single-family home was split into two smaller properties awhile back. A couple was interested in buying both properties and restoring it as a single-family unit. When they put in their bid, one of the properties was vacant, and a single tenant resided in the other.
The seller attempted to evict the tenant, who had stopped paying rent, via Landlord and Tenant Court, to no avail. After months of the tenant living in the unit rent-free, the property was finally foreclosed on. The tenants were renting a house at the time, and it took them nearly two years to close on the property.