How do I find out if a house is in foreclosure? Also if it is in foreclosure, should the tenants continue to pay rent to the landlord?

Asked by Patrick Campbell, New York, NY Wed May 4, 2011

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Abu Musa, Agent, New York, NY
Thu Sep 29, 2011
Yes tenants should pay their rent.If you have a lease you have a right to sty.Real estate agent can find it for you about foreclosure or you can visit http://www.propertyshark.com. Thank you.
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R Wright, Other Pro, NY,
Sun Feb 10, 2013
You can check the foreclosure status of any home free here, http://www.CityWideHousingServices.com
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Hopelinda, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Wed Jun 8, 2016
You pose a rather good question, one that many tenants find themselves asking during these times. I am not a lawyer, nor is this legal advise. Whether you are on a month to month or lease you are required to pay the rent to the landlord/owner of the property until such time that he/she no longer owns the property.

A suggestion to you for know how the foreclosure is proceeding is to go to miamidade.gov site and go to online services, from there to civil/probate records search. You will click on stadard case search. You can insert the owner's last name and select mortgage foreclosure and you should be able to find the court docket for the foreclosure. If for example the property is set to go to auction you will be able to see that date there, and that will give you an idea of how soon you may need to leave the condo.

In addition, if the owner should stop paying the association fees, the condo association now has the right as of July of 2010 to collect the rent directly from the tenant in order to satisfy any delinquent association fees.

Navigate cautiously, but despite what the owner is doing, you still have to pay the rent if you do not wish to be evicted. As stated here, if the bank should take back the property, they often times offer incentives to existing tenants, but that is not a guarantee. You truly will not know until something acutally occurs. It is to the banks advantage to have you there, paying some rent and taking care of the unit which avoids any vandalism. If in doubt, your best best is to contact a real estate attorney that specializes in these matters.

Good Luck.

http://ForeclosureProcess.Net
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Paolarileyi, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Tue Aug 18, 2015
Go to the county's website ( County where your house belongs ) then go to Public trustee's site, then go to foreclosure property search, then type your prop info, it will pop up all info related to your foreclosure. Other way call your Lien Holder and ask for status of your account, that simple!.. http://ForeclosureIQ.com
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R Wright, Other Pro, NY,
Fri Aug 24, 2012
I would also recommend renters check online to determine their landlord's foreclosure status from month to month. If the foreclosure is detected early, they can approach the landlord to discuss the matter proactively, rather than waiting for the last minute when things might be very chaotic. Renters can check their landlord's foreclosure status FREE online in the USA at http://www.nyhousingcenter.com. FREE foreclosure info is available in the RENT section of the site.
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R Wright, Other Pro, NY,
Fri Aug 24, 2012
I would also recommend renters check online to determine their landlord's foreclosure status from month to month. If the foreclosure is detected early, they can approach the landlord to discuss the matter proactively, rather than waiting for the last minute when things might be very chaotic. Renters can check their landlord's foreclosure status FREE online in the USA at http://www.nyhousingcenter.com
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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Wed May 4, 2011
Dear Patrick:

The tenant is required to pay rent regardless of a foreclosure status, after all, they are still living in the property. To find out if the house is in foreclosure, you can check web sites like http://www.PropertyShark.com, http://www.RealtyTrac.com or you may even be able to find out by simply "Googling" the address.

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Cheryl11199, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Mon May 15, 2017
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Cheryl11199, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Mon May 15, 2017
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Chakakhan, Renter, New York, NY
Wed Dec 14, 2016
Is my home in for foreclosure
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James Murphy, Agent, Braintree, MA
Wed Dec 23, 2015
RPR, Realty Trac and Zillow have pre-foreclosure listings (pre-foreclosure is the correct term for the pre-auction period when the owner is in default). Just look the house up and you will see. RPR is the best and most up to date but I don't know if the free version shows this.

As far as paying rent, yes you have to pay the rent as long as you occupy the residence. The new owner can collect the back-rent owed
Good luck
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Awig, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Wed Dec 23, 2015
I am interested in renting a condo... I wanted to know how can I find out if the property is in forclosure before putting any deposits down.
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daddydavid48, Renter, Middle Island, NY
Thu Jan 23, 2014
is 17 wilson ave a foreclosure house in middle island newyork 11953
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Danyel Mccan…, Home Buyer, Milwaukee, WI
Mon Jul 8, 2013
Danyel heard Milwaukee Wisconsin!!! I live in a duplex above my landlord!!! I heard the house was in foreclosure. But my landlord didn't tell me.He hasn't paid the mortgage in 4 months.should I continue to pay my rent to him ?
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Curly Sue, , Texas
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Jendrix5724 - you'll probably get more responses if you ask a new question. This question was 1st asked 2011.

Sounds like your friend needs to move...foreclosure or no foreclosure. $1,200 isn't much to save a house - sounds shady.
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jhendrix5724, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Wed Apr 24, 2013
This guy told my friend that his house is in forclosure and he needs 1200.00 to save it. she gave me the address to see if I can find out if his house is indeed inforclosure or not. I'm thinking he is scaming her cause he did it to her before. Can you help?
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valorie.d.wr…, Renter, New Jersey
Tue Feb 12, 2013
is 14 camino court, sicklerville, nj 08081 currently in foreclosure?
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One And Only, Renter, Cleveland, OH
Thu Jun 21, 2012
How to find out if my landlord not paying this Home Partner solution tax.....I have been getting letter to my home tell this is the 3rd attempt. And as of the end of june the house going for sale or what,
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scott farmer, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Wed May 4, 2011
If you are the tenant you have a contract which is an agreement that you must abide by so, therefore you would need to continue paying rent. In AZ they recently changed the law so even if the home forecloses you can stay in the property as long as when the home sells at auction you are able to prove you have a lease and you are not related to the former landlord and the new buyer is not going to be an owner occupant. As far as finding out if the home is in foreclosure it's a matter of public record and you can check with the county recorders office to find the sale date.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed May 4, 2011
As an agent you should know all these particulars recommend for you confer with your broker.

Home foreclosed - check county tax records.

Tenants continue to pay - governed by the terms of the lease

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Jack Menashe, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Wed May 4, 2011
Also check ny.gov and search under ACRIS for property status...
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Jack Menashe, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Wed May 4, 2011
Agreed w/Anna - thumbs up!
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed May 4, 2011
As for paying rent--yes, the landlord is still the owner until the lender takes possession, therefore do continue paying rent; have you asked your landlord if the property is in foreclosure, if not consider doing so; or ask any local agent, check public records for liens, etc.
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