Rejected due to being a new owner? I don't recall that being part of
the process for us. We had bought our house just a few years before
also, and got enough from the settlement to pay for an entire new
siding job. The thinking is that whoever does the repair, new owner or
old, should get the money. Course, if a previous owner took the money
and then sold, without repairing, then you are out of luck. Each
address gets at most one claim.