I am renting a house that was the subject of judicial foreclosure proceedings before I entered into my lease. This was never disclosed, and when I started receiving flyers at the house, I asked my landlord if it indeed was in foreclosure. He stated, "No." (I have emails confirming this). The judicial proceedings are now complete, he was found to be in default, and the house I am now renting is to be sold at a public auction on May 10. Can I sue my landlord for fraud, since not only did he not disclose that the house was in foreclosure (NRS 118A.275 Disclosure of foreclosure proceedings on premises to prospective tenant; willful violation constitutes deceptive trade practice by landlord), but he also denied that the house was the subject of the proceedings. Paid $1,100mo/16mos.
If you miss too many mortgage payments, your lender can start foreclosure proceedings to take ownership of the property, but it has to follow your state's laws.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.