this is regarding NYS law. I'm a tenant involved in a foreclosure. Proceedings originally started in 02/2009 then ceased at time of housing
crash, Owner filed bankruptcy in 2012, have not seen or heard from Owner since 2012. Foreclosure proceeding restarted again with a notice of Lis Pendens in 01/2016, summons to appear in court received 02/2016. Don't know if owner received any information since no answers were filed with court an all papers were delivered to tenant residency, notices from bank and courts sent to tenants advising house is in pre-foreclosure 3/2016. April 2016 request for Judicial intervention and May 2016 letter of referee and court date issued for July 2016 for conference. Based on public tax records property was sold for $1000.00 9/3/14 and then again in 10/16 for $1000.00. I received a handwritten note with a name and number to call it was stuck in my front door. Upon calling number, person advised that he's new owner and has been for 7-8 months, and to start paying him rent. My question is if there is in fact a new legal owner shouldn't there be official notification received and how or why is the foreclosure process still proceeding? I've been in the dwelling for 8 years, maintained all property in and out. The bank, prior owner and new owner has not been involved with property maintenance
etc. What rights do I have as a tenant besides the law obligating the new owner to issue official notification to tenant giving 90 days after receipt of notice to move? Also does the fact that original proceeding started in 2009 make this expired due to the statute of limitations? Can these proceedings start over again after 7 years?
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: this is NY and yes all the paper work has come to the tenants residency. I'm not even sure who the owner is anymore.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No because I am the tenant
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: just everything in my original question/statements.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate
Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.