Greenwich, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I live in a trailer park in upstate NY, just received paperwork saying that there's new owners

I owed previous owners back rent which I had already made arrangements with them, do I legally have to pay the new owners the back rent I had owed to the previous owners? Or do I start with a fresh slate and only pay what is owed monthly to the new owners?

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Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Dear Greenwich Tenant:

Are you the only mobile home tenant?

Did the former owner inform you to pay rent to the new owner? Did the former owner confirm that the past rent owed was not assigned to the new owner to recover? Clearly, you do not pay the old owner and the new owner the same owed old rent. One of them must tell you what to do.

Are you a tenant in a manufactured home community? If you are your tenancy is protected by rent regulation.

Tim Akpinar and Daniel Michael Luisi agree with this answer

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