The “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act”, provides most renters with certain rights during foreclosure, namely, that most leases will survive foreclosure and the foreclosure sale purchaser becomes the new landlord. Most renters have the right to continue renting the property for the rest of their lease term, or at least to receive a 90-day notice to vacate after the foreclosure process is complete. You should seek legal advice to determine whether you have these legal rights under the new law. In the meantime, continue to pay your rent. Be certain to continue opening all mail addressed to “Occupant”, “Resident” or “Tenant”, as these notices are intended for you.
Facing Eviction or Need Advice on your Rights as a Tenant
If you are in need of emergency housing or assistance through social services, please call the United Way/First Call for Help Hotline at 211 in most areas or:
Resources for Renters in Foreclosure
Find a New Apartment
MDHousingsearch.org – a free service sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development that lists rental properties throughout the state of Maryland.