Originally Posted by Ricco E
The tenant owes the current landlord "x" amount.
The landlord can evict the tenant, and the court will order the tenant owes "Mr Smith" "x" amount.
The new landlord buys the property with vacant possession, and has no claim on any money any previous tenants may owe.
Or, the current landlord files a money claim for "x" amount of rent arrears, and gets a judgement against the tenant in his name for the arrears.
The tenant is still a tenant in the property, but has a clear slate, and the new landlord has no claim for rent arrears even if he does not provide a new tenancy, and lets the current tenancy carry on as a periodic one.
Stalkers, please go over this comment with a fine tooth comb.