Our homeowner doesnt pay her bills and in 4 days the house will be auctioned if she doesnt pay. What rights do we have?

We are renting this house for almost 3 years in Texas and our house owner doesnt pay the HOA so the constables came and brought a letter saying the house will be auctioned if she doesnt pay until Dec 4th. What kind of rights do we have and what are the chances of staying here? Do we have privilege in buying the house? Is it the best to sue her then? We really need to know what we are able to do because me and my husband are both working and going to college and it is very inconvinient for us to move out. Also we dont want to move out. We seriously dont know what to do further.

Round Rock, TX -

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Richard Jonathan Cahan

Richard Jonathan Cahan

Landlord / Tenant Lawyer - Round Rock, TX
Answered

There are a few options available for you but you need to speak to an attorney in your area so you can give more specific details. Seek someone who will give you a free consultation.

John P Fazzio III

John P Fazzio III

Foreclosure Attorney - Mahwah, NJ
Answered

You need to consult a local Texas foreclosure attorney with experience with HOA's. But, generally, when there is an auction, the new owner will have to honor your current lease. When the matter actually goes to auction, it sounds like the Homeowner's Association is going to have a difficult time finding someone interested in buying the property and satisfying their lien with tenants in the property. Consult a local foreclosure attorney on this.

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