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Is a single home rental lease void if the owner lists the house for short sale?

  • September 07 2010 - Sandy
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I realize that question was asked in '07, but an interesting side note is that the landlord is pocketing the cash and not paying the mortgage, and you will eventually get booted out.  If the bank forecloses in Utah, my current understanding is that they have to give you 90 days notice to move out.
  • September 18 2010
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It would probably depend on the terms in the lease, and I would consult with an attorney to go over the state laws.
  • September 09 2010
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Probably not, but that could differ in your state.  This is a simple question and you can probably get it answered for free through your local deparment of housing.
  • September 08 2010
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Not in the State of Florida, but Utah may be different. 

Lenders are offering move incentives to tenants in these situations--why not approach the seller/landlord about this option?
  • September 08 2010
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Not usually.   You can google the landlord/tenant laws of your state. Most states have a hotline where you can call to get input that would hold up better than free advice on a forum.
  • September 07 2010
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I would guess generally not as a personal opinion, but this is a contract law question. A real estate license does not qualify agents to answer this sort of question. You should google landlord-tenant law in your area, call an attorney, or a legal aid line.
  • September 07 2010
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