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Frequently asked questions about mortgage foreclosure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and Home Foreclosure

This FAQ provides general information about how a D.C. resident’s bankruptcy filing affects the foreclosure of homes in the District of Columbia. This FAQ does not apply to rental or investment properties or to any home that is not used as the bankruptcy filer’s primary residence.

Glossary of Loan Terms

Definitions of terms used in the context of loans and lending.

What can tenants do if their building was sold?

This is a letter that you can send to the new owner of the property or the new owner's lawyer. In the District of Columbia, a property owner cannot evict a tenant just because the property was sold at foreclosure. (This is a letter for tenants only. It does not apply to former owners.)

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