I rent from my mother-in-law and always pay my rent, she owed rent for 4 months and the landlord she rents from wasn't paying the bank therefore the house went into foreclosure and someone bought the house, we were served with eviction papers and have until early August to find a place to stay. Do I have to continue paying my mother-in-law rent until we find a place?
You pay rent to the owner..............
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The landlord is the only one who can collect rent from you. If you do not have a lease and if your mother in law is not paying rent and you are being evicted and you do not continue to pay rent what is the worst that can happen? You are already being evicted and preparing to leave.
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At this point paying rent would be throwing good money after bad. Start saving your money to move and hope you can relocate before the new owner begins eviction proceedings against you.
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