Dublin, VA asked in Foreclosure for Virginia

Q: If a property is foreclosed on and a sale takes place how long do the tenants(former owners)have beforethey haveto vacte

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Paul A. Prados
Paul A. Prados
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The former owners are considered legal trespassers on the property from the moment of the closing of the foreclosure sale and a request that you vacate. Closing does not usually occur on the same day as the foreclosure sale. The new owner may proceed with a lawsuit for unlawful detainer immediately following closing. Eviction will likely occur in a 2-6 weeks if the new owner is aggressive.

If the tenants are not the former owners they have substantial rights under the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act.

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