I have been renting out a townhouse in Montgomery county, MD for about 7 years now. However, I feel on hard times and couldn't pay the rent for 3 months. As a result there landlord decided to foreclose on the house which ended up being put up for public auction supposedly. I've continued to live in the home throughout this whole process at which time I was paying $850 per month while weighing out my options. The owner of the home told me that someone purchased the home"as is" from the auction and that I have to leave ASAP, is threatening to have me evicted and get the sheriff's involved.
That's not how this works. You do not have to leave until your local court orders you to leave. The process definitely takes longer than asap.
If theproperty was sold at foreclosure, the new owner will provide you written notice as to when you must vacate the premises. If you do not vacate by that date, the owner will file a court action to initiate the eviction process.
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