How can I find out who my new landlord is?

Our landlord was supposed to send us a lease renewal 2 months ago and we have only been able to get a hold of him twice since then. The last 2 rent checks have not been cashed. He answered the phone last night and said we should have received a 30 day vacate notice which we did not receive. He also stated he is going through a divorce and he is no longer our landlord his soon to be ex-wife is. We are unsure what to do about our rent payments and who to contact in this situation.

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I would go down to the county recorder's office and see who the owner of record is with respect to the rental that you occupy. When received, I would then write the owners a letter stating your intent to pay the rent but you need written directions as to whom since the last two rent checks have not been cashed. Keep a copy of the letter for future need and reference.

I would also write the landlord's wife as well about the rent payment situation. You might need to go down to the local court house and pull the divorce proceeding file concerning your landlord to get some insight on the transaction and who gets the rental payment.


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