Forest Hills, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant and Foreclosure for New York

Q: Hello, I am currently living in a foreclosed home with 3 additional tenants and we are each renting a room.

The owner was a very kind lady who died 2 years ago and had a reverse mortgage on her home. Her son, who never contributed financially prior to her death is one of the additional tenants and we do not get along. He wants me to leave the house but I would like to know if or what my rights are as a tenant. I was recently served a court document that listed each of our names on it as tenants. The house is located in New York State. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You have no rights as a tenant, except a court order is needed to throw you out. As there is no landlord as the title owner is dead, no one is in a position to evict you. Once the house is sold at foreclosure, there will be an owner who will evict you.

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