A growing number of renters in South Florida report they have endured great expense and frustration as a result of receiving little-to-no notice that they must vacate their rental after it’s been resold through foreclosure. The Miami Herald recently reported families have been uprooted multiple times, some given no more than 24 hours notice that they must vacate.
Miami foreclosure defense lawyer Bruce Jacobs, as an authority on real estate litigation and landlord-tenant law in South Florida, was asked to weigh in.
The best thing tenants can do, Jacobs said, is to become educated about their own situation, become involved in the legal process and have contingency plans.
“Rather than just putting your heads in the sand and waiting for the sheriff to show up – that’s the worst situation to be in,” Jacobs said. Continue reading