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the house that my family of 5 are living in is starting to go into foreclosure. the landlord offered to sell us the property if we got an appraisal on the land.because the house in condemnable. the roof leaks, and the plumbing is not good. there is mold growing in the walls and ceiling where the roof leaked. we still have a good relationship with the landlord. i would like some legal advice for this matter. i would be a first time buyer. please help me with this question. I am 54 and retired. My 24 year old daughter is currently living with systemic lupus and her kidneys are failing. I really want her and my family to have a better quality of life.

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I am very sorry to hear of your difficult situation.

 

The landlord cannot sell you the property without permission from the lender since they have a secured interest in the property. It could be sold to you through a short sale, but not unless the mortgage company agrees to the sale.

 

I have also heard there may be a connection between mold and lupus. I don't know whether your daughter lives with you, but you could terminate the lease and move out because of all the problems with the property.

 

If you choose to do that, I would contact the local building inspector and health departments to report the problems as it should not be rented out in that condition in the first place.

 

 

Best regards XXXXX XXXXX

Tina

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