My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida
I began receiving notices over two years ago that the home I'm renting is in foreclosure, I had asked the management company about them and was repeatedly told that the landlord was NOT in foreclosure. I knew it was B.S., because I went thru foreclosure (which is why I'm renting), but it really didn't affect me as I was still in the property so I continued to pay my rent on time per my lease.
Anyway, I just found out that the home I'm in is indeed in foreclosure (not a shock) and in fact will be auctioned in about two weeks. The way I understand the new federal law is that I won't have to move out before the end of my lease (which is December 1st), they'll either have to honor the lease or they have to give me at least 90 days...either way, I'm cool there.
My issue is two fold:
1. Come September 1st, who do I pay my rent to? My landlord will no longer own the house (auction is on Aug 29). I will continue to pay my rent as long as my lease is honored (meaning maintenance is taken care of--Lawn and Pool mostly).
2. My LL has a SIZABLE deposit ($7,000). When can I expect that back?
I had called the management company and I had asked if I could have a partial refund of my deposit (the over and above of the standard monthly rent-which is $2200/mo). She said no problem, but that was when the house was being listed in last-ditch, futile effort to sell before auction. Since they decided to let the house foreclose, now my management company will not return my calls regarding refunding the security deposit, even the partial.
So, what can I do?