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You are not required to sign a new lease. You cannot be removed from the property for not agreeing to sign a new lease.
However, you do have to continue to pay your rent, even if the property is in foreclosure as long as you have a written lease. If you stop paying your rent, the landlord could evict you (which is what they are attempting to do here). Up until the point that the property is sold and changes owners, you are responsible for paying rent to the record owner of the property that you have the lease agreement with.
Is the company that no longer exists a property management company?
The best course of action is for you to confirm that this property management company is working for the owner of the property and that by paying them the money is going to the owner. It's possible that the owner may have changed property management companies.
You need to make sure that they are collecting rent on behalf of the owner. Ask them for proof.
If not, when they bring the eviction proceeding, let the judge know about the issues you are having and offer to pay the rent into the court registry pending determination of the issues at hand.
When does your original lease end?
You are required to pay rent until then. If you don't, you will be in breach of the lease and can be evicted. You are under no obligation to renew the lease after that point.
If you don't feel the property is worth what you are paying in rent, you can try to negotiate a way out of the lease with the owner to see if they will let you out of the lease early without penalizing you.
They are not evicting you because you will not sign a new lease. They are evicting you for not paying the rent. You need to start paying the rent again, work out a deal with the landlord, or you will be evicted.
Make sure that the property management company is working for the landlord so that you don't pay the rent to the wrong person.
You can sue the landlord for those issues if they do not address them. If the issues get really bad, to the point that the property becomes unlivable, you can claim constructive eviction. Otherwise, you cannot withhold rent due to these issues.
The company is simply a property management company that manages the property on behalf of the landlord. You did not sign the lease with them. They just service the property. You still owe the rent to the landlord regardless of the change in property management companies.
No. The landlord is staying the same. The payee is changing because the property management company handles all aspects of the rental and just mails a check to the landlord every month so the landlord doesn't have to worry about it.
Maybe the new property management company will be more likely to address your concerns with the condition of the property.
Just make sure to do your due diligence before paying, but you do have to pay the rent, especially if they bring an eviction action against you.
They wouldn't go through the motions if they couldn't rightfully evict you.