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Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 Expires

The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (“PTFA”) Sunsets. The PTFA took effect on May 20, 2009. The PTFA allowed bona fide tenants of foreclosed properties to continue occupying the property for 90 days following receipt of a notice to vacate or for the remainder of the tenant’s lease, whichever time period was longer. The law was originally scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012, but was extended to December 31, 2014. Many states, including California, have passed similar laws that remain in effect. (See, Code of Civil Procedure section 1161b).



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March 4, 2015 | Landlord-Tenant Law |