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If a landlord is facing foreclosure, then he/she file for bankruptcy.

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If a landlord is facing foreclosure, then he/she file for bankruptcy. The house was suposed to be on sale Dec 2nd 2009 now on sale for Jan 12th 2010. My is, as Tenant when the situation is like for my landlord do i continue to pay her rent? because says she is file for Bankcruptcy that means she wont loose the house. I'm confused please help. My name is XXXXX XXXXX you.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 7 years ago.

Under California law, the property remains that of the owner until the "fall of the hammer" at the foreclosure sale. Until then, the landlord is entitled to rent payments for the use of the property.


You would continue to pay rent to the landlord unless you are notified by the bankruptcy court to make payments to the bankruptcy trustee, or unless you are notified by the new owner to pay rent to the new owner. In this last case, you would want to confirm that the new owner actually "is" the new owner, before paying rent to that person. There are a lot of scams connected to this sort of situation.


Hope this helps.


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