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Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Real Estate Law
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I was foreclosed on back in January and never was given any

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i was foreclosed on back in January and never was given any eviction notice because it didn't sell at auction. Now it has sold and i received a three/ninety day notice to quit premises. what does this mean?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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I am very sorry to hear about this situation.
When the home is sold, you are no longer the owner. The owner is the party that wins the home at auction, which is often the lender that puts the home up for the auction in the first place.
When this happens, the former owner becomes what is known as a "tenant at sufferance" on the property. A tenant at sufferance is someone who has no right to occupy the premises, but is tolerated by the new owner and may be terminated at the will of the new owner.
This is what the notice is - it is a notice to leave the property. If you do not do so in the time allotted, they will initiate eviction.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i understand that i wil;l have to leave. But how long do I have. I was told i would get a 90 day notice, but I don't understand the three day part

Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
Well, what exactly does the note say? You can also upload it here if you want to.
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
The notice is badly worded, but it seems that it is for NINETY days.
One may wish to call the firm to make sure (it is allowed, do not stress), but it seems that they are providing a 90 day notice (which is actually 30 days more than normally required for someone who has lived on the property for a year or more).
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