I am sure this is not just happening here but many areas where the buyers are pushing to take occupancy prior to close of escrow.....While I can understand their frustration and dilemma, this is not a practice nor situation as a listing agent that I would allow.
Besides the insurance liability if something were to happen, the fact that we have had so many short sales fall out at the end for various reasons across the nation presents another whole issue as to tenant rights when needing to put the home back on the market and the cost of eviction proceedings on those buyers whose escrow fell out.
Then another question came up ," Well what is wrong to allow someone to come in if it is scheduled to foreclose? " reasoning is the house would have someone it to prevent damage etc to the home.
I would let the bank make that decision....
The bottom line is if you as an agent gave access to someone to habitat a property that is clearly not in your name you are holding yourself open for possible litigation in the banks recouping their loss in eviction.....and/or your brokerage if there is an injury on the property.....NOW if you have spoken with the bank, the seller and they both agreed to allow someone to come in that would better protect the asset I suppose it might be a prudent thing......JUST DON"T forget about the INSURANCE liability if something were to go awry...who would be responsible?
You better think twice before putting yourself and /or your brokerage at risk.......