Indiana AG encourages reporting unlawful eviction, foreclosure proceedings

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Ind. (WEHT) — Governor Eric Holcomb issued an executive order Thursday that prohibits the initiation or continuation of eviction or foreclosure proceedings until Indiana’s public health emergency is terminated.

Now, Attorney General Curtis Hill is asking consumers to file complaints with his office if eviction or foreclosure proceedings initiate or continue.

The executive order does not relieve individuals from having to pay their mortgages or rent during this time.

“The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of Hoosiers temporarily unemployed and facing financial distress,” Attorney General Hill said. “It’s important for Hoosier renters and homeowners to be aware of their rights during these difficult times. If you are unlawfully subjected to eviction or foreclosure proceedings during this public health emergency, contact my office. We may be able to help you.”

The Consumer Protection Division of Hill’s office says they may be able to assist those having issues paying mortgages or who are already in foreclosure proceedings. The Office also has the ability to assist tenants with certain issues such as misrepresentations about a property’s condition and failures to provide specific disclosures.

To file a consumer complaint online, click here. If you have questions for the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, you may call 1-800-382-5516 or 317-232-6330.

For a summary of your rights as a tenant, you may view this handbook from Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

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(This story was originally published on March 20, 2020)

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