You can go online and see what stage the foreclosure is in. First pull up the legal name of the owners by inputting the address at the property appraiser's office:
Then go to the County Clerk's office to lookup the owner's name for foreclosure (Lis Pendens, Judgement):
Pull up the Lis Pendens and you will find the attorney who is handling the foreclosure and also the name of the servicer for the lender. Send a certified letter to both and ask them if you can continue leasing until your lease is up. They may also ask you to send your lease payments to them directly. I believe Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are offering tenants the ability to stay in the property until the lease expires.
The other question to ask your landlord is if your deposit is in a separate account and can they produce evidence of same. Otherwise you may have difficulty getting your deposit back.
I'm not an attorney so this is just "realtor" advice. You may want to seek the advice of an attorney.
Hope this helps.
Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. http://www.SoldOnTampa.com
I know it sounds so jacked up (not to mention COMPLETELY UNFAIR), but it made 'legal' sense to me...
All my best,
Be looking for the letters from the owners lender to come and you will know if you have to move or not, the lender does not want the house to be vacant, you will have up to two months to relocate.