The fact that the property is in foreclosure does not alter your obligation to pay rent to the owner. You must continue to pay rent to the record owner for the full term of your lease. If you do not pay rent, you can be evicted. If you are unsure of your rights as a tenant, you should consult an experienced real estate lawyer in your area.
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Do not stop paying. Until the foreclosure is complete your landlord is the rightful owner and can hold you legally to any valid lease agreement. LL can ( and should) start the eviction process if you fail to pay rent and sue you for any damages to boot. After the foreclosure sale, the new owner may or may not collect your rent immediately, but you will still owe it. You may be able to exercise some rights under the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act.
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The owner is still the title holder to the property until the foreclosure is complete or resolved and is do rent per your lease agreement.
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