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Do i need tp pay rent to my landlord who has not payed the mortgage since 2009 what can i do to protect myself .who can help me

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do i need tp pay rent to my landlord who has not payed the mortgage since 2009 what can i do to protect myself .who can help me

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  1. Dear who can help me?

    You did not offer how you know the landlord is delinquent in mortgage payments.

    The landlord does not lose the right to collect rent until a court intervenes in the landlord and tenant relation, and the tenant is directed by a court order to pay the rent to another.

    The practical world suggests that a landlord already in dire straights will not have the mind or energy to go after a rent defaulting tenant.

    Read more about your tenant rights at:

    http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/8jd/erie/surrogates/index.shtml

    Good luck.

    The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.


  2. Your obligation to the landlord does not end simply b/c the landlord fails to pay his or her mortgage obligation.

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