Forget which co is asking for now. Do you agree that the repairs need doing?
If the repairs do indeed need doing and it is a condition of end of lease, the facst that the contract has been assigned/taken over/bought out by another co is immaterial.
If you want to be awkward you can ask for copies of the chain of agreements whereby this co took over from the previous co but if they sue you for this, you will lose. Sorry
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