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I newly purchased a rental property the closing date was on

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I newly purchased a rental property the closing date was on September 1. Then I found out the tenant paid previous owner September’s rent on August 29. How can I get my rent back from the previous owner? Any extra cost?
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Were you told about this ahead of time?

Was anything about rent put into the offer?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I think the rent after closing date should belong to me (the new landlord), but the tenant paid September's rent several days earlier (so it went to old landlord's pocket).

There is no doubt that it should go to you as should last month's rent which the former owner must also have.

This should have been dealt with in the offer and in the closing documentation.

At this point I suggest that you have your lawyer contact the former owners lawyer demanding that you be reimbursed for these funds.

If they will not agree then I suggest you simply sue them in Small Claims Court.

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