> AClueForYou, there may be real civil liability
> there for the landlord:
> It's a major no-no for landlords to be in
> foreclosure and not inform their tenants. Of
> course, the time to contest that would be during
> the eviction legal process, but it may be possible
> to re-visit and sue later on. And the bank may
> have deeper pockets than the landlord...
> I'm a landlord and recently had a tenant who lied
> on their rental application about their income,
> had their boss move in with him (who had confirmed
> the income), faked references, moved in three
> other people, hard-lived the hell out of the
> place, and stopped paying rent, forcing me to
> evict him. Complete bad faith all around. Between
> lost rent and repairs, I'm out about $7k pretax.
> Unfortunately, there are rotten eggs out there who
> take the form of both landlords and tenants, and
> have no remorse or concern about screwing over the
> other party.
> And perhaps most frustrating is a lot of these
> people have no assets to sue for. They're quick to
> splurge their ill-gotten gains on clubbing,
> gambling, etc... So you might win a judgement in
> civil court, and find the wrongdoer has no assets
> or meaningful employment to attach judgments to.
> The best "revenge", I'd say justice, is to make
> sure the world knows about these people. Make em
> famous. Especially if they are running schemes
> that will hurt others down the line.
Never own more than the house you are inhabiting. Sell when you move and no hassle.