Crete, IL asked in Foreclosure for Illinois

Q: My home went into foreclosure & was bought by Owen, the mortgage holder

Before my May 20th deadline, they gave me a couple more months to move. Last week, a lawyer left a letter in my door for me to sign saying I should be out by June 7th. I did not sign. I tried to call him & left a message telling him Ocwen already told me I had a couple more months to move. He never returned my call. Now I got a call from Owen Servicing saying for $500 a month they can protect me & make sure I can stay 3-5 months. I only make $952 a month. I called Ocwen to see If I could stay till July so I could have time to move and find a place to live. She said someone would call me back & still haven't heard from them. can I stay till July?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: There is not enough information to answer this question definitively. The May 20th deadline could be an order from the foreclosure proceeding to vacate, a date set in an eviction proceeding, or a date imposed by the lender. Unless the deadline is pursuant to some court order there is very little probability anything would happen before July 1. Even if it is a court order, the actual process of the sheriff executing an eviction writ within ten days. Cook County, one of the counties in which I practice it can take months.

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