Purchasing a Virginia Residential Rental Property at Foreclosure? You Need to Understand the Tenant’s Rights.
If you purchase a Virginia residential rental property at foreclosure, you need to understand the rights of the tenants occupying the property. In the wake of the 2009 foreclosure crisis, Congress enacted the Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act ("PTFA"), which expired in 2014 but was permanently extended on May 24, 2018. The purpose of the PTFA is to protect tenants from immediate eviction after the homeowner defaults on the mortgage and the lender forecloses on the property. Virginia Code § 55-225.10, which went into effect on July 1, 2017 before the extension of the PTFA, also protects tenants from...Continue reading