Your landlord can't evict without going to court and proving you did something wrong that justifies ending the tenancy. And your landlord can't proceed with an eviction lawsuit without terminating the tenancy first, by giving you adequate written notice in a specified way and form.
The financial downturn resulted in thousands -- no, make that millions -- of foreclosed homes. Most of the occupants are the homeowners themselves, who must scramble to find alternate housing with very little notice. They're being joined by scores of renters who discover, often with no warning, that their rented house or apartment is now owned by a bank. Until May 20, 2009, their outlook was bleak, but federal legislation signed that day gives them important protections.