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Can you give me some more details about your situation?
Were you buying your home and were unable to make the payments?
Where does an estate come into play here?
I need some more of the back story to figure out where you are and what your options are...
Who did you enter into the lease agreement with?
What do you mean by the foreclosure took place in Dec of 2015?
Who was foreclosed on...the person who entered the lease with you?
Ok, if you were a victim of fraud, then if you don't have any idea who this person is or how to reach them it may be difficult to hold them accountable for their actions.
But unfortunately, legally if your lease is not with the actual owner of the property, then it wouldn't be valid and the true owner can terminate your tenancy with proper notice and then evict through the courts.
However, the representative for the estate would have to evict you as a squatter, which requires a written 15 day notice to vacate in FL before the owner can file a formal eviction action in court, which takes about 3-4 weeks additional before the sheriff could physically evict anyone living there.
So a 15 day written notice plus an additional 3-4 wks filing through the courts ?
Correct. That is what it would take to legally undertake an eviction.