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Under Florida law the landlord is still the legal owner of the property and legally entitled to collect rents until the auction of the property, even if the bank has foreclosed and has a foreclosure order. The only sure way to see if the landlord is still the legal owner, because the property is not yet auctioned, is to go to the county clerk’s office in the county in which the property is located. They will have detailed records of the foreclosure and auction and the new owner. If there is a new owner then you should not continue to pay rent to the old owner because he is just keeping your rent. Don’t send any more payments until you have checked with the county clerk to see the legal status of the property.
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