My home is in foreclosure. How long before I have to move out?
The court has to order the property to be sold. The court document ordering the property to be sold is known as a Judgment of Foreclosure and is signed by a judge. The Judgment of Foreclosure is necessary in order for a foreclosure sale to take place. Next, the lender schedules a sale with the Sheriff’s Office. In most cases, there is a 30 to 90 day period after the Judgment of Foreclosure is signed by a judge, before the sale can be scheduled. This 30 to 90 day period is known as the redemption period. The redemption period provides homeowners the opportunity to apply for a loan modification or other financial agreement with the lender. After the foreclosure sale takes place, the lender’s attorneys return to court to get the sale approved. The judge signs the Confirmation of Sale at the final court hearing. The deed to the home is then issued to the lender or purchaser. A homeowner is provided a minimum of 30 days following the Confirmation of Sale before an eviction can take place. If the homeowner refuses to leave the property, the lender or purchaser may schedule an eviction with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

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1. Can the Sheriff’s Office provide legal advice?
2. My home is in foreclosure. How long before I have to move out?
3. Why isn’t the lender returning my calls?
4. Whom can I call for legal assistance?
5. A letter was sent informing me that my house will be sold at a Sheriff’s Sale. Do I have to attend the sale?
6. The original sale date for my house was changed to a different date. What does that mean?
7. Do I have to move out of my home the same day it is sold?
8. Someone from the lender’s office called and told me I have to move out even though the Sheriff’s sale did not occur yet. Do I have to move out immediately?
9. Can the Sheriff cancel my sale?
10. The house I am renting is in foreclosure. What can I do? Do I still have to pay the rent?
11. The lender called and said my house is in foreclosure, but I do not see my property listed on your website. How do I find out if my house will be sold?