There have been a lot of rental scams using vacant bank-owned homes. For more details, you can visit my blog, where I have written posts about this. http://theblogthatatemiami.com/?s=rental+scam
In the meantime, please contact your landlord. If you cannot reach them, you may be dealing with one of these situations.
My posts provide more details about this scam and how to protect yourself from them.
Best of luck
You may want to speak with the landlord and ask what the situation is. If the foreclosure action has been going on for a while, you may want to consider finding another place to live.
Before you move to another house, ask your Miami real estate agent to make certain the place you want to rent is not in the process of short sale or foreclosure.
Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions