Legal Protections for Tenants

If your landlord is facing foreclosure on the property you live in, it can be a difficult and confusing time. Various state and local laws have been created to assist renters in this situation. Depending on the law in your area, you may be permitted to stay in the residence until the end of the lease term. If you have any questions about your legal rights, contact an attorney for assistance. To find attorneys in your area, go to

If you believe that your lease is covered by a local law, want Fannie Mae to review the lease, or simply would like more information, contact the real estate broker assigned to the property or the Fannie Mae Resource Center at 1-800-2FANNIE (1-800-232-6643).

  • Beware of Scams

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    Learn how to identify and avoid scam artists who promise immediate relief from foreclosure.

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  • FAQs

    Find the answers to common questions concerning your mortgage and the various options to avoid foreclosure.

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  • Glossary

    Visit our glossary of key terms to increase your understanding of the foreclosure options available.

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