If the landlord foreclosed on the house, can she still collect rent from me? 4 Answers as of October 25, 2013

I hope you can help. I have found a docket filed that shows my landlord has foreclosed on her house. The case shows "DECIDED". She has not said a word to me. Since there is no "Sale date" per the town, do I continue to pay? Is she still the landlord (owner)? She has received cash from me monthly with no receipt and no receipt for my security either. As a single mom, I can't exactly go apartment shopping while still paying her.

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Richard L. Hirsh, P.C. | Richard L. Hirsh
If the landlord is in lawful possession of the property she can still collect the rent. However, if your occupancy will be disrupted by the foreclosure you may have a right to terminate any lease you might have signed. It depends on how the bank treats the tenants and of course whether you wish to stay there.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 10/25/2013
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
You don't get to stay for free just because she is not paying her mortgage.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/25/2013
Frank Law Group, P.C.
Frank Law Group, P.C. | David E. Frank
If the foreclosure sale has been completed, she is not entitled to the rent. Best bet is to contact the lender and ask for documentation showing that the title to the property has been conveyed to the lender. You may need the help of a local real estate lawyer to help you review whatever documentation the lender sends you. That should cost no more than $200-$400. If you can't afford that, check with your local legal aid clinic-often nearby law schools have their own clinics that will provide such assistance for free, if you meet their income limitations, or they may charge a small fee if you don't.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/25/2013
Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
Are you in California? Where do you find docket information? Typically, the owner/landlord of the property would not foreclose on their own right to the property. Foreclosure is usually reserved for a lender. Ownership records are with the County Recorder.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/25/2013
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