Has anyone experienced any issues with purchasing a tax certificate (lien) after the owner(s) have passed away. The lien is a year old and it's suspected that the owner passed prior to paying taxes.
You may want to try posting in the Financial, Tax, Legal forum. Folks there may be more knowledgeable about your issue.
@Paul Sandhu was the property vacant? I am looking a purchasing an occupied property, tax delinquent for 3 years - owners on title are deceased.. Don't know what the next step would be after successfully winning the auction...
@Spenser Harding the property was vacant and had been unoccupied for about a year according to the 3 refinery contractors renting the house next door. There were about 100 properties on the sheriffs delinquent property tax sale that day. The county attorney made his big speech before the auction. We were the highest bidder. I went there the next day and forced the front door open and secured the property. We started cleaning it up and furnishing it. I rented it to the 3 refinery contractors living next door, they were my previous tenants. The county attorney had a big spiel about waiting 90 days before any action, etc.
The guys I rented to, they paid enough rent in the first 9 months to pay for the purchase price, then they all went psychotic. I had to have all utilities cut off and I found them someone elses house for them to move to so that they would move out of mine. They still owe that other person money and are storing their stuff in the house.