Tenants Suffer In Foreclosures

by Isaac Benmergui, Esq on December 19, 2011

Once a foreclosure action is commenced, tenants could be living for months without basic services as Florida’s laws offer little protection until the property is formally foreclosed upon. Utilities are often the first things cut off even though Florida law mandates that utilities remain on in order to keep the residence inhabitable.

The tenants are often the unseen victims of foreclosure that get caught in the fight between the banks who want the property and the owners who want the rent. Tenants are still obligated to pay the rent even if the property is going through foreclosure. Once the foreclosure action is completed, tenants may stay 90 past the closing date or until their lease is up, whichever is longer.

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