I work in Las Vega not UT. You must see a local Lawyer who Knows foreclosure! This came on one of my feeds: I do not know if it applies to your case:
NEW protections for Renters!
A new law passed by Congress and signed by President Obama provides protections for tenants whose landlords fall into foreclosure. Under the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, tenants have the right to stay in their homes after foreclosure for 90 days or through the term of their lease. The bill also provides similar protections to housing voucher holders. The protections go into effect immediately and expire at the end of 2012.
Renters - If you’ve received an eviction or auction notice:
1. Call the Sheriff’s Department in your area. Find out how long the foreclosure process takes. Is it 60 days or 90 days? Then you'll have a timeline to work with and time to prepare for the worst-case scenario.
2. Learn the Nevada laws for tenants at http://www.hud.gov/local/nv/renting/tenantrights.cfm.
3. The lender's name or its lawyer will be on the eviction notice. Contact either one to let them know you're in the property. Find out what your options are. Will the lender let you sign a new lease or is the bank offering some cash assistance for moving out? Don't let the lender bully you into moving out sooner than stated by law.
4. If you're nervous negotiating with the lender on your own, contact a local nonprofit housing counseling agency for help.
5. You may also want to contact an attorney.
President Obama signed S. 896, P.L. 111-22 on May 20, 2009. This bill includes a nationwide 90-day pre eviction notice requirement for tenants in foreclosed properties. The bill was effective on enactment May 20, 2009.
You are entitled by law to 90 days notice prior to eviction and
you are allowed to occupy the property until the end of the lease - with that same 90 day notice if the property is being sold to a purchaser who will personally occupy the property, e.g. not an investor. . . You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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