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I inherited a house Aug 28, 2016 am I required to pay Real

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I inherited a house Aug 28, 2016 am I required to pay Real Estate taxes for the entire year?
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Florida
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Well I paid the tax as it is in my name as of the 28 of Aug. so yep it is on record.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Brother die the 28 of May and yet his estate continue to receive rent from said house until 1 Sept 2016!
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Richard replied 4 months ago.

Although you do need to pay the taxes to avoid the taxing authorities from foreclosing on the house to collect the taxes, you do have a claim against the estate of the decedent for the period prior to death. Ultimate liability for the taxes for the year in which you inherited the property are allocated between you and the estate based upon when you inherited the property. For the portion of the year prior to the decedent's death, the decedent's estate is liable and if the executor of the estate won't reimburse you if you pay the taxes, then file a suit against the estate to collect those taxes.

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