Our landlord never fixed anything. We withheld rent and he filed to try and have us evicted. We spoke with the court's mediator, but no resolution. So we asked for a Marini hearing. The court required us to deposit March's rent with them, which we did. The judge also said we would have to deposit April's rent with the court by April 5th to prevent a judgment for possession being entered. It would also be held until the Marini hearing scheduled for April 20th. However, yesterday the owner had a closing and sold the house to a new person. We have a great relationship with the new landlord. But here is my question... our old landlord is not the owner anymore. So can the old owner still get a judgment for possession if he doesn't own the property anymore? Do we still have to deposit the April rent with the court or should we be giving it to the new owner/landlord? And what happens with the Marini hearing now that the previous landlord doesn't own the property anymore? I am confused about what I should be doing. I assume the court will want to see the paperwork from the closing proving that there is a new owner, which I have. But any advice would be helpful.
Take any and all papers showing the property was sold to the Hearings. If you were Ordered to deposit the rent with the Court, do so.
The Court will decide distribution of the monies at the next hearing. I assume the new owner is aware of the eviction case. He/she may wish to attend the next hearing to assist in resolving distribution of the rent monies.
You should contact your own attorney before deciding on a course of action.
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