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This is rent owed to you while you were still the legal owner, correct?
Did you assign any rights to it to the new owner?
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If the rent was owed to you while you were the legal owner of the property, then it is still owed to you. The sale of the property doesn't affect that debt. So you are entirely able to file a small claims court case against the tenant, get a judgment, and then garnish any wages or levy on any bank accounts that they may have to collect the judgment.
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But all you have to do is go down to the local small claims court and they will have the summons and complaint forms you fill out and file. Then the clerks will help getting the sheriff to serve the tenant. Then you just show up on the court date and tell your story.