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Who was on any lease or rental agreement with the landlord as the tenant for the lot space?
Did the landlord sue and file a lien on the mobile home?
Why did you have to pay the debt in order to sell the home?
Ok, did you include anything in your deed in lieu agreement that stated that they had to pay you for any delinquent fees or rent on the property that you had to pay to convey title to a new buyer?
Ok, the problem I see here is that this is a debt that the tenant owed the landlord and you had no legal obligation to pay it. So I think that if you tried to sue, a judge is going to say this was a gift from you to the tenant since you voluntarily paid a debt off for them that they owed the landlord without any agreement in place that they would repay you.
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