I have seen landlords take renters to small claims court and consistantly win when it comes to getting rent money. Look over your lease carefully before withholding rent or leaving. Now, the landlord may be fine and let you out of the lease but that is their decision. And I would get any agreement in writing.
Have you talked to your landlord yet?
I would start to make plans to get out. Call your landlord and ask what their intentions are. It makes sense that they would want to milk as much money out of the property (since they aren't paying the mortgage now), but I find that most landlords in this situation become very unresponsive to their tenants. If something breaks I doubt they will be "right over" to fix it for you. While technically you are obligated to pay the landlord until the end of the lease you may want to ask to get out early since the property is going into foreclosure. Post back some more information so that we might be able to help you (see questions from other agents).
Coldwell Banker Burnet
You will need to continue to pay your rent to your landlord during the redemption period as they technically still own the home.
The challenge for some, who aren't experts in the foreclosure process, is finding the right info in sufficient time. The staff for many county clerk of courts offices nationwide won't answer any questions beyond basic auction date info, or where certain records are physically located, and they'd redirect all other requests to an attorney. Plus, most of them won't share that kind of info with someone who isn't a party to the foreclosure action, and a renter isn't a party to the foreclosure action.
Additionally, the right of redemption is often (and is in MN) transferable. So even if the current owner of record opted to convey that right to someone else, then a renter might have to move sooner than the expiration of the redemption period.
So at this point you need to figure out the timetable. Contact the county and/or Sheriff Department to see if the sale is what is coming up the 21st.
Steele V. Propp
2100 Foreclosure Buyers Guide
David Cooper. Las Vegas Foreclosure Investor in Bank Owned Cash flow Houses. FReee List +1-7024997037...selling 20% below market
not a real estate agent. ask for 10% down investor financing