Foreclosure, security deposit- dealing with new “Landlord”…Advice!!

By Branch

Ok I will do my best to tell this story in detail and keep it as clear as possible.

About 2 weeks ago our house was in foreclosure. Since then we got communication left on our door that this was the case and we had 3 days to contact the new landlord or we could get kicked out. We did so and now she is requesting that we pay her next months rent and a security deposit in full. To my knowledge she has only purchased the deed to the home and the bank “technically” still owns the home, but I am  not sure. I have been told not to pay her because she technically doesn’t own the home yet and is simply getting money from us and will let the home get foreclosed on again? that might not make sense, but I believe that’s what I heard.
In addition to above, our old landlord has not given us our deposit back for the house. Everything is in excellent condition, but I am unsure how to legally request this and get it back. We are speaking with a lawyer, but she is young and I want to get a second opinion or advice on how to proceed.
Please let me know where we stand legally and what sort of documentation we need to see from the new landlord to let us know that it is OK to pay her.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Branch

Edited on: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 12:07 pm

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