"In this foreclosure crisis, much of the focus has been on homeowners, and renters have gotten lost in the shuffle," Sen. Simitian said in a written statement. "(This law) is going to ensure that renters don't get their homes yanked out from under them, and are fully informed before they sign a lease on the dotted line."
Samantha James of San Jose came up with the idea about a year ago after having paid a security deposit to rent an apartment, only to discover two months after furnishing and moving into the unit that the building was in foreclosure proceedings.
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