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How do I find out if the house I am renting is in Foreclosure

Discussion in 'Foreclosure, Repossession, Auctions, Short Sales' started by argkangie, Oct 12, 2011.

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  1. argkangie

    argkangie Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have been renting my house for 11 years now and my landlord mentioned something in regards to foreclosure, how can I find this information out, is there a web-site or anything? Thanks
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    In most states you can do a title search at the local county recorder's or assessor's office or the local courthouse.
     
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    Isn't that the landlord is responsible to let you know when the house would be forclosure, so that you can prepare for it? Is there any law about the responsibities of the landlord in this case?
     
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    There's laws against robbing banks, but people still do it. What laws there are would depend on your state, but even if there is a law, there may be very little penalty. Put yourself in your landlord's shoes for a moment. You have a tenant in the house. You could tell them that the house is in foreclosure, and they move out, or you could keep your mouth shut, keep your tenant, and hence your rental income, and not face much of a penalty if any for failure to say anything. Unfortunately this sort of thing happens quite often. As stated, go check the public records for yourself. Don't depend on the landlord. He/She has a financial interest in you staying in the house as long as possible.
     

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