If you've tried and they have refused what you can afford you are probably out of luck. If it has already been foreclosed upon, then you will meet the new owner at court. Then you can ask him if he is willing to sell to you or if he is willing to rent and at what price. If his intention is to move into the home, then you are most likely out of luck. If he is willing to entertain an offer, then you both need to tell the judge that you are both now trying to negotiate an offer and ask for a 60 day continuance. If you work out a deal in the meantime, the current owner will have to dismiss his action as of close of escrow. If no deal is worked out, then you need to move out before the date set for the continued hearing.
If you are out of luck, you can request an extension of time in which to organize yourself to move out. Usually new landlords will grant this and you can negotiate the extension right there. If the new landlord is unwilling to negotiate, then you can plead that need for time to find a place to the judge. Usually this will get you two weeks.
The above is not rocket science. If your intention is to stay just to stay as long as you can, then you need an attorney to come up with some sort of argument on your behalf. In that case, you need an attorney in less than an hour. A little late to start looking for one.
Whatever happens, make sure you are in court by 8:45 a.m. to check in with the clerk. The judge will probably be hearing ex parte matters in chambers while the clerk is getting her list of people who are showing up for hearings like yours ready to present to the judge at 9:00 a.m.
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Good luck to you,
At your service,
You need an Attorney now!!!
Only an Attorney can help you with this.
If you do not have an Attorney, I recommend that you call the Legal Aid Society for Santa Clara County
The Legal Aid Society has an excellent housing section.
The contact information for the Legal Aid Society is: (408)283-1535
Charles Butterfield MBA
Real Estate Broker/REALTOR
Cell Phone: (408)509-6218
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