Q&A: Stop Paying Rent if Landlord in Foreclosure?

On November 11, 2010, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Here is a question that we have been asked lately:

Can I stop paying my rent if my landlord is facing foreclosure?

Probably not.

You are not justified in withholding rent that is due “solely” because you received a notice that your landlord is facing foreclosure.

Your landlord  will be able to bring a landlord-tenant action against you for non-payment of rent.  Your landlord may be able to recover possession of the premises and/or  rent owed and attorney’s fees from you.

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As always, The Long Island Landlord-Tenant Law Firm of VAUGHN & WEBER, PLLC is here to assist you.  We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County, Long Island, at 217 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY 11501.  Contact us at (516) 858-2620 to arrange a consultation with a  Landlord-Tenant attorney.

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