Q: i'm a renter in Los Angeles the property is going into foreclosure but the owner is doing a short sale what r my rights
I'm a tenant in California the owner is trying to do a short sale before the property goes into foreclosure,I have been living here for over 6 years with my disabled father. The owners real estate agent advised me that they will make a offer to the bank for relocation assistance but advised me its not guaranteed. Also advised me that if the place is sold during the short sale that the new owner would offer me cash for keys. Is this true or are they just trying to get access to my property so they can hurry up and do the short sale so they can get us off the property? What are our rights?
A: Here are some useful links for you:
CA Tenant Rights: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf
CA Evictions: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/evictions.shtml
Security Deposit issues: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1049.htm
Repairs and Maintenance: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/repairs.shtml
Habitability Complaints: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/lt-8.shtml
Co-Tenant/ Roommate Problems: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/cotenant-eviction-california-98224.html
Landlord Privacy Intrusions: http://www.hrcsf.org/landlords_cant.html
Small Claims Tenancy Matters: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/small-claims-book/chapter20-8.html
Landlord and Tenant Definitions: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/whois.shtml
Pets, Service Animals: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/california-landlords-tenants-service-dogs-emotional-support-animals.html
And see: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/california-housing-rental-laws-concerning-pets-8111.html
Foreclosure & Tenancy: https://www.cccba.org/flyer/BALA-tenants-after-foreclosure.pdf
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