If a landlord owes their HOA dues, can the landlord's tenant be asked to pay rent directly to the association? 

Question Details:

Recently, the condo association has contacted me through their lawyer and told me that I should be paying my rent to them to cover for the amount that my landlord owes the association. I don't have a written contract with my landlord. It's more like an agreement we've done through e-mails and conversations - nothing signed. Do I absolutely have to pay the association the same monthly rent amount I have "agreed" to pay my landlord?  And could I alternate monthly payments to the association and landlord?  Basically, am I obligated to send my check every month to the association?

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