Im not sure what your motive was to rent a pre-foreclosure, but if you are trying to save money stay away.
A preforeclosure home is one that is heading to foreclosure. That likely means the owner hasn't made mortgage payments on it for months.
If you rent such a property, then you're at the mercy of the foreclosure process. When the home is foreclosed upon, then you have to get out. And even before the foreclosure, it's likely that the owner doesn't have the money or interest in making any repairs to the home. Why should he? He knows that he's going to lose whatever he puts in.
Why would you want to rent a preforeclosure home anyway?
Good Luck to You.