received a letter that home i rent going into foreclosure, my lease ended, am i still obligated to pay rent?

Asked by Jonathan, sunirse fl Sun Feb 8, 2009

Am i still obligated to pay rent to my landlord, he has stopped paying the mortgage on the house 6 months ago and he says that he is trying to sell.

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sun Feb 8, 2009

The present owner still remains the owner until the foreclosure is completed. Until then, this individual owns the property and is entitled to receive the rent payments.

The fact that you do not have a lease agreement does not excuse you from your financial obligation to the owner. To not pay may the rent may cause you future problems.
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David Chambe…, , Saint Petersburg, FL
Sun Feb 8, 2009
Your landlord still owns the property and you still have to pay rent. What is happening on the financing end has nothing to do with you. Start looking for another place to live unless you want to deal with all of this.

Just because your lease ended doesn't mean you can do whatever you want.
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Lisa Reeves, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sun Feb 8, 2009
I would suggest checking with an attorney about your rights.

Florida landlord tenant law says that even if your written agreement comes to an end you are still technically obligated to pay rent because leases in Florida are still valid and convert to whatever your payment arrangement is i.e. week to week or month to month. Now your landlord can put a notice on the front door to make you pay but you can take him to court and tell the judge why you are not paying. The concern of course is for your deposit and any payment for rent that you might get evicted for after paying.

Some of the banks are doing a cash for keys - to get tenants and owners out of the house in as reasonable as necessary by giving the person $1000 to $2000 to move-out quickly. This gets rid of some of the inconvenience of it all.

I have attached an article about Fannie Mae working with tenants even through foreclosure and honoring leases etc. I hope this helps and good-luck
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Jonathan, , sunirse fl
Sun Feb 8, 2009
my lease ended, then i got the paperwork . so i have no written agreement that still stands. so am i still obligated to pay rent to landlord?
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sun Feb 8, 2009
You need have a formal agreement between property owner and you, if not relocate. If you dont pay per terms of lease agreement you could be sued for breach of performance of executed rental agreement.

Sure property owner happy resolve any issues with you.
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