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The house we lived in has been in foreclosure since last year, but the landlord was still collecting rent from us. When the house was sold we were told nothing whatsoever, about it being in foreclosure or sold. We received a letter from the new owners out of Westchester, NY, to vacate the premises in 30 days. With no where to go or no help assissting us in moving expenses. Can the landlord be sued for still collecting our rent and failing to notify us about the foreclosure, and selling of the property?

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33 minutes ago, Dorene said:

The house we lived in has been in foreclosure since last year, but the landlord was still collecting rent from us.

 

He had a right to collect rent as long as he owned the house. And, unfortunately, the foreclosure was between him and the lender and "legally" none of your business.

 

34 minutes ago, Dorene said:

We received a letter from the new owners out of Westchester, NY, to vacate the premises in 30 days.

 

Respond to that letter in writing to the new owners that the federal Protection of Tenants in Foreclosure Act was reinstated in 2018 and requires 90 days notice:

 

https://www.federalreserve.gov/supervisionreg/caletters/caltr1804.htm

 

38 minutes ago, Dorene said:

With no where to go or no help assissting us in moving expenses.

 

Well, that's on you. Everybody should amass an emergency fund for just that kind of contingency.

 

39 minutes ago, Dorene said:

Can the landlord be sued for still collecting our rent and failing to notify us about the foreclosure, and selling of the property?

 

Sure, the landlord can be sued, but you aren't going to win so don't waste your time or your money, especially your money, which can be better spent finding another place to live.

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If you would identify the state and city in which the house is located, the folks who post to this board might be able to identify applicable state or local laws and regulations that apply to your situation.  You have said that the new owners are located in Westchester NY, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the house is also located in Westchester.

State or local laws and regulations might afford you longer time periods or otherwise give you additional protections.

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19 hours ago, Dorene said:

With no where to go or no help assissting us in moving expenses.

 

Why would you expect anyone to assist with your moving expenses?

 

 

19 hours ago, Dorene said:

Can the landlord be sued for still collecting our rent and failing to notify us about the foreclosure, and selling of the property?

 

Anyone can sue anyone for anything, but you'd lose if you were to do this.  Your former landlord had no obligation to notify you about the foreclosure or the foreclosure sale.

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