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Ms. K, Home Buyer in Castro Valley, CA

Renters and landlords both-BEWARE. Solid advice

Asked by Ms. K, Castro Valley, CA Fri Feb 6, 2009

More and more I see this. The landlord gets a tenant knowing a head of time that the property is nearing foreclosure but does NOT reveal this fact to the tenant. The tenant moves in, and postings start appearing in their mail or at their front door about the property being in foreclosure. The landord pockets the rent money and does not use this money as it is intended -- that being -- paying the mortgage. The tenant is notified that they have a VERY short period to vacate the premises. The tenant is stuck finding alternative arrangements immediately. It's amazing that landlords feel free to grill the tenant about important issues (AS THEY SHOULD), but the Tenant doesn't grill the landlords in return. Renters, beware and ask questions. A lot of questions. It's your right. Make that effort. Due diligence is a two-way street.
Thanks for listening and please -- pass the word.

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