Am I responsible for the previous owner's debt?I received a demand letter from an oil company saying that a debt is owed. The debt was incurred on March 31, 2008. I purchased the property on September 15, 2009. I am not related to the previous owner, nor was it a transfer. Can they hold me responsible for this debt?August 21 2013 - East New York00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.