Ever since the housing crisis occurred, tenants have been subject to unfair treatment by landlords. For example, let’s say you are renting a house and it goes into foreclosure. Even if you are paying your rent, on time, every month, it’s possible that the owner can lose their house. Where does that leave you, the tenant? Well, that depends.
Many tenants don’t know that they have rights under The Tenant Protection Act. Among other things, the act was passed to prevent tenants from being unfairly evicted from their homes. Before tenant protection existed, people who bought a foreclosed home could evict a tenant from the property with as short as 24 hours’ notice.
If you are living in a home that sold, or is about to sell in a foreclosure auction, it’s important that you know your rights. An experienced real estate attorney can help you from:
- Paying a landlord unnecessary rent
- Getting kicked out of your house prematurely
- Taking a bad Cash-for-Keys deal
To learn your rights as a tenant, call now for a free consultation.