Asked in Foreclosure for North Carolina

Q: My home is about to go into foreclosure the home I’m renting month to month , do I have to pay rent still

The landlord has to go to court on the 16th , the notice I got says he owes 72000 for 3 homes and if he didn’t pay it’s going into foreclosure

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Yes, you still have to pay your rent. NC law does not allow tenants to withhold rent. If you do not pay rent, the current owner can sue you for the rent money (even though he has apparently not paid the mortgage). Since you are month to month, he can also terminate your lease with as little as 7 days' notice. The new owner who purchases the property can also ask you to leave with as little as 7 days' notice. You may want to start looking for another place to live so that you are not caught in a bind.

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