You may eventually get "served" a notice by a process server or the sheriff's office that will notify you when the Lis Pendens has been filed (if it hasn't already occurred). Your neighbors may not know why the sheriff is at your door!
Also you will get served again when the foreclosure auction date is set.
In the meantime to "stall" the process he may do a short sale and Realtors will be showing the place to their clients.
Also if you are in an HOA or condo complex, it's possible the HOA or Condo's attorney will require you to make payment directly to them if the owner is not paying the fees (most likely).
Go here and pull up the landlord's name (lookup the legal name at hiistax.org by your address):
you can track the owner's history for the various foreclosures and see if a foreclosure is imminent for your property.
Now the real inconvenience is if your landlord decides to try a pre foreclosure, Short Sale. You will then be required to allow Realtors and their buyers to see the rental with less than 24 hours notice to you. A lockbox may be installed on the front door.
If you chose not to pay your lease payments, your landlord can file an eviction against you. I see it happen all of the time. You don't want to injure your credit history with an eviction.
You may have other legal rights so you may want to consult with an attorney--especially if you want to break your lease so you don't have to allow stranger in for showings.