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Only under certain circumstances in Pennsylvania can an owner of property sold at a Sheriff’s Tax Sale may “redeem the [property] at any time within nine months from the date of the acknowledgement of the Sheriff’s Deed …” 53 P.S. § 7293(a). A homeowner may reclaim their property after a Sheriff’s Tax Sale if they act within the nine month redemption period. You would need to go to court and get permission to recover the property by paying all back taxes and the money paid by the winning bidder. I would suggest hiring a local attorney who can help you with the process and to ensure that your property is available for redemption.
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If you pay all back taxes and the money paid by the winning bidder, then it is likely that he would be able to redeem the property. If you believe that the law office handling taxes is being unfair, you could always bring a lawsuit against them as well.