It is estimated that about 20% of the homes going into foreclosure are rental properties so many victims of the Mortgage Crisis are tenants. They aren’t getting much sympathy from the banks or their property management companies. Instead renters are being handed eviction notices.
If this has happened to you or someone you know, keep in mind that many California cities, Like Oakland, have laws that can stop evictions. You can get free legal advice from your local Legal Aid Society.
Here are a few tips from our partners at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo.
Click here for a list of other community resources you can tap for help with the Mortgage Crisis.
Here’s a link to a handy state publication detailing the rules for both tenants and landlords.