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I bought the house on Ebay auction from a seller that said it was clear of liens and tax debt. After I bought it, I was sent a bill from the county for all the taxes and lawn maintenance fees that the previous owner had not paid (I think 5 years of unpaid taxes).
I paid cash for the house, no loan. The deed is on my name.
Info on property (parcel 67-35424) is here:
Thank you for the clarification:
. Response: Wow, the Seller actually committed fraud and you can pursue the Seller for the material misrepresentation eventhough you could have easily found this information by doing a little title search on the property. If you do not want to pay the taxes, you can do nothing. Then, if the taxes remain unpaid, the County would sell the property on a tax sale. All unpaid real estate taxes stay on the property as lien. You are not personally responsible for the taxes. If you do not pay the taxes, then the County would take the property in a tax sale.
Should I write to the County Fiscal Officer explaining the situation and letting them know I wont be paying the tax debt or is that pointless?