Foreclosure Purchaser Must Remedy Habitability Defects.

The purchaser at foreclosure sale becomes the new landlord of the existing tenant and is obligated to remedy habitability issues. (See, Erlach v. Sierra Asset Servicing, LLC (2014) 226 Cal. App. 4th 1281, 1295) The Court of Appeal stated: “We point out that new owners of rental property are required to address outstanding code violations even if they were caused by the previous owner of the property.

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June 22, 2015 | Landlord-Tenant Law |