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Melissa, Other/Just Looking in Livonia, MI

I am currently renting a home that is going to be sold at a sheriff sale june 11th.

Asked by Melissa, Livonia, MI Sat May 17, 2008

My lease is for 1 year from 2/1/08-2/1/09. The property managment company also listed the house for sale on March 28th of this year, but did not put a sign up. The managment company will not return my calls. but had no problem accepting my rent a week prior to me finding this out, coming home to a note on my door informing me of the date of the sheriff sale. I dont know what to do. what are my legal rights? Should I continue to pay the managment company?

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Hi, Melissa!

This has become an all to common problem. Yes, you do need to seek legal counsel on this one. There are some creative strategies I have heard to handling situations like this.

I am also in Livonia, so if you need any assistance with another lease or a purchase, please do contact me. We now offer Tenant coverage through our title company which gets filed as a lien ... unique and necesary in today's climate!

Best of luck to you if I don't hear from you...

Derek Bauer, Associate Broker / Real Estate One
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Melissa, Only a lawyer will be able to advise you of your legal rights. This website may provide some information… about your rights and responsibilities as a renter.

There should also be an orange sticker that was placed on the door with a contact number. I suggest calling and letting them know you have a lease and the home is occupied.

There is a 180 day redemption period for most properties after the sheriff auction. I suggest making sure whoever purchases the home is informed by certified mail you have a lease. Your lawyer would be able to do this.

You can search for leases available in Livonia and surrounding cities on this website. simply enter the 1 or 2 (thousand) as the upper price limit.
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