Akron, OH asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: I recently won a bid on a sheriff sale in Lake County Ohio. I am following all of the information on the clerk of courts

As of today, it says motion to stay, confirmation of sale, and enlarge time to redeem does that mean the defendant gets to keep their property?

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Kelly A Rochotte
Kelly A Rochotte
  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: There's not quite enough information here to answer fully, but it appears as though the property owner is disputing the foreclosure process. Possibly they weren't served under Civ. R. 4, or have other grounds for contesting the foreclosure itself. "Motion to stay" could mean a stay of the sale. "Confirmation of sale" contradicts that, but "enlarge time to redeem" likely means that the original parcel owner has or is attempting to exercise their right of redemption, aka get their property back. You should contact an attorney right away to review what the pleadings are saying and get some advice on how to move forward.

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