Zillow Advice: Renter Rights - The house we rent is going to auction tomorrow. What happens next? and how long do we have? SD, CA. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Clarification:&nbsp; It does ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ Clarification:&nbsp; It does not matter who owns the house after the auction in relation to the amount of Notice a tenant is given per CA&nbsp;law.&nbsp; It is 90 days.&nbsp; However, as another poster mentions, if the property reverts to the bank, and you have a copy of your lease, they must honor the remaining term of the lease thanks to the&nbsp; "Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009,".&nbsp; This does not apply if the new owner intends to occupy the property. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ 2012-10-09T17:59:00Z It depends on who ends up ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ It depends on who ends up with the property after the auction. &nbsp;If no bids are made, then it reverts back to the bank. &nbsp;The bank will then likely send a representative (local Realtor) to make contact with you and any occupants. Cooperate with that person and the bank will provide you options and relocation assistance. &nbsp;If an investor buyer obtains it at the auction, negotiate a relocation settlement with them directly. &nbsp;In both cases, it helps to have a copy of your current lease especially if you have time remaining on the lease contract. &nbsp;Also, be mindful...nobody can forcefully remove you or lock you out from the property, you still have rights. &nbsp; Tue, 09 Oct 2012 05:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ 2012-10-09T05:30:00Z In California, the owner ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ In California, the owner must give 90 days notice (the bank).&nbsp; Yes, some banks offer "cash for keys".&nbsp; You will be contacted by the banks representative or property manager most likely in person or with a notice on your door to call them.&nbsp; They will most likely try to get you to leave right away, but let them know you are aware of your rights as a tenant and they may negotiate an amount with you to vacate the property.&nbsp; You&nbsp;should also be&nbsp;advised of your right to bankruptcy. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ 2012-10-09T05:13:00Z Do you have a lease or a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ Do you have a lease or a month to month rental agreement?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Here's a <a href="http://www.occ.gov/publications/publications-by-type/comptrollers-handbook/ptfa.pdf" rel="nofollow">link to the federal law on the subject</a>.&nbsp; (in language that the non-lawyer among us can understand).<br/><br/>Banks taking possession may consider cash for keys.&nbsp; This isn't so common after an auction, but it doesn't hurt to ask.&nbsp;&nbsp; Here's a <a href="http://tenantsforeclosure.blogspot.com/2009/05/what-is-cash-for-keys.html" rel="nofollow">link related to CA tenants and cash for keys.</a> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/The-house-we-rent-is-going-to-auction-tomorrow-What-happens-next-and-how-long-do-we-have-SD-CA/462672/ 2012-10-04T19:49:00Z