My rental property is going through foreclosure or sheriff sale. What are my rights?

How does foreclosure work?

If your landlord does not pay the mortgage or taxes, the bank or city may try to sell the property through a Sheriff Sale.  Here is the process:

What happens to my lease after a Sheriff Sale?

Tenants have some rights after a Sheriff Sale. To prove you are a tenant, be sure to save your lease and rent receipts.

What happens to me?

The bank or new owner may try to force you to move by filing a Complaint in Ejectment. Review our article on Complaint in Ejectment to learn more about this court process and how you can defend yourself.


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