Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Legal aid lawyer calls out lenders for bullying and displacing tenants

Robert Doggett of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid appears on Fox News to talk about the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, a federal law signed into law last year that gives tenants in foreclosed properties the right to stay in their homes for 90 days or the term of their lease, whichever is longer.

Unfortunately many foreclosing lenders, and the real estate agents they hire, are bullying tenants and not respecting their rights under the law.

Dogget says that Fannie Mae has been one of the worst offenders. Read more in his blog posts: Fannie’s Lawyers Falsely Certify Compliance With PTAF in eviction context and Fannie itself won't certify compliance with PTAF-slows program to stablize neighborhoods.

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