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Do You Live or Work in the Montopolis, E. Riverside or Del Valle area? Help us design the new Montopolis Recreation and Community Center!

You can help by giving us your input on the following:

1. What do you use the current Montopolis Recreation Center for?

2. What would you like to use the Montopolis Recreation for in the future? Give us your wish list!

3. How can the new Montopolis Recreation Center enhance your neighborhood?

    The nice thing about renting is that you don't have to worry about foreclosure, right? Not necessarily. Many tenants have come home to see a notice of foreclosure on their front door. Of course the responsibility falls on the landlord but the situation is also stressful to renters who are unsure of what they need to do now.

    Understandably, renters who receive a notice of foreclosure might question whether they need to be worried. Will they be ordered to leave? How much notice will they have? These are questions many renters have asked themselves. Fortunately, the law has provisions for people in this situation. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which was passed in 2009 spells out the various rights that tenants have when the landlord loses the property through foreclosure.

    Tenants' rights

    Of all the tenants' rights spelled out in the law, two are the most important:

    Tenants with a written lease cannot be ordered to vacate the property until the lease has expired. The only exception to this is if the property is purchased and the buyer intends to occupy the home. Then the tenant may be given a written notice to vacate within 90 days
    Tenants without a written lease are considered month-to-month tenants but are still protected under the law. At the time of the foreclosure sale and if the buyer wishes to, tenants can be given 90 days to vacate the property

    Whether the tenant has a lease or not they are guaranteed at least 90 days from the date of purchase of the property. Also, no tenant can be evicted without receiving written notice first.

    Don't start packing yet

    Foreclosure is often a very long process. If you've only just found out that your landlord is facing foreclosure, you don't have to start packing yet. You will want to speak to your landlord as soon as possible however to determine how far along the property is in the foreclosure process. Even when the foreclosure process is complete, the 90 day countdown doesn't begin until the property is sold.

    Finally, it's important to keep in mind that you may not end up having to move out at all. While sometimes the buyer of the property intends to inhabit the home, many buyers are looking for a second property as an investment. Many of these buyers are intending to rent out the home. If you are a responsible tenant who consistently pays rent on time, it is likely that the buyer will continue to lease the property to you and become your new landlord.

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    Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback. I am resident of Montopolis. I think that we need more programs that support the health and wellness of all of our residents. Namely, physical education, healthy eating, and gardening. Some examples of this are the north Austin YMCA. The City of Austin and the YMCA have done an amazing job of collaborating to improve the Rundberg neighborhood in many ways. I would like to see additional programs that meet a wide range of interests. Programs: Movie nights, video game /computer center, movie making classes/video game design, gardening classes/community garden, indoor soccer gym (the kids play on the old tennis courts right now), soccer field. More Ideas: Additionally I would appreciate having more lockers to put items in, the daily lockers are a great idea. An indoor bike station- with a rack to secure bikes and tools attached to cables (see whole foods for a model). The idea behind an indoor bike station is to provide a safe and secure area for kids and adults to leave their bike and / or do minor repairs in a climate-controlled area.
    Swimming Pool for laps and an outdoor play area. Thank you!

    See Idea title.

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