Q: Can the property owner of my house give me a same day eviction by text message?
I am the previous owner of the property. It sold at foreclosure auction on 9/11/18. The current owner agreed to let me rent the property until 3/15/19. My son took his own life 10/26/18, & my granddaughter passed away 12/6/18. The expense of 2 funerals in just over a month caused me a major financial hardship. My utilities were turned off at the end of November & I have not been able to restore them due to CU wanting an $400 deposit plus the bill.
I have been using kerosene & propane heaters, & wood burning fireplace to stay warm & keep pipes safe. This morning the owner sent me a text message saying that I need to vacate immediately & is now demanding the keys & immediate possession because he was concerned about the pipes freezing so he had the utilities turned on in his name today.
I know that after foreclosure the previous owner can be evicted by sheriff without notice. However, since we had a rental agreement am I protected by landlord/tenant law regarding eviction?
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