Ok the easiest place to go and get basic infomation on the foreclosure status is express.realquest.com and do a search of the address. There is a foreclosure tab that will say nothing on file or pre foreclosure on x date or auction scheduled for x date or bank owned. The site does have lag time on most recent data ubt it gives you an idea an a place to keep watch.
Pre-foreclosure status could last 3 mo or 5 mos if its a covered loan (taken out 2003 to 1/2008). Pre-foreclosure status means there is a notice of default on record.
Auction status means the NOD is done and now its going to auction to become bank owned. The sale is approx 3 weeks from date of notice.
Either status can be put on hold if they are trying to modify the loan. I've seen them postponed 6+ months and then fall off the auction list because they worked it out.
Call the cmpany that keeps sending the notices and let them know you are renting the house. You live there and they can't give specifics but they can give public data that you can go to the cunty and get which is the default notices. If any of the notices are from a trustee service, call thm they can give you current statuses including holds on the notices.
If you are in a lease provide that to the lender. Under certain circumstances they have to honor the lease. If they do foreclose then they have to give 90 days notice before kicking you out. Some lenders wil give you cash for keys if you move sooner.
If the owner is pocketing your money and not paying the lender then that becomes a civil case if you choose to pursue fighting to get your deposit back. Typically in these situations they've already spent yur deposit. If I does foreclose and you are on the 90 days notice and are going to move, use that 90 days to not pay and save your money for the next place. Right now you have an agreement to pay monthly to the landlord. The minute it is bank owned DO NOT pay them a dime and begin working with the lender on your next steps.
God luck, feel free to message me if you have more questions.