Komanapalli Massey LLP | Mark A. Massey, Esq.
His right depends upon whether your contract with the prior order was assignable or not. If your intent was to contract only and specifically with the prior owner, and the contract does not indicate that it is assignable by him, then you do not owe the new owner. And vice versa, if the contract is assignable. You probably do owe the new owner the rent you did not pay his predecessor. Sorry.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
Yes. He probably can. When a new owner takes over there are typically adjustments made between the new owner and the old owner that reflect any money due from tenants and the right to collect that rent usually gets passed on to the new owner.
Answer Applies to: New York