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ijust got a summons for a quiet title suit against myself and my brother. it was a mobile home in a park that the taxes were not paid and it got sold at auction, the property is in fla if I don't have the deed/title for the land and trailer what would be my next step. would my brother and I be entitled to any left over money and how would we go about that
not sure if you got this. my dads name was on the title to the land and the trailer he passed away in 2006 and I was the executor(?sp) and my brother was also named on the will thank you
You would need to transfer the land and trailer from your father's name into the name of the beneficiary as the executor of the estate. Was the Will ever filed in probate court in the county where your father resided at the time of his death?
yes it had to go to probate to distribute the money from other policies
my brother and i
Your next step will be to answer the complaint. You will need to transfer the property by using an executor's deed and transferring title to yourself and your brother. That will place your name on title and allow you to provide title pursuant to the quiet title action.
This is a link for a form of Executor’s Deed.
Do you know how much the property sold for at auction?
no do you know how I could find out.it says in the summons that the taxes were a little over 5,000.00 and paid. I did receive a letter from a properties claim co in new jersey that wants to represent me to get the overage monies before it goes to the state of fla. a number of approximately 17,000.00 was mentioned that it may have sold for. the land and trailer was assessed at 30,000.00 at one point
I am suspect of the property claims companies.
You can check yourself by contacting the county Treasurer. The county assessor would be able to give the assessed value at the time of the sale.
Pinellas county fla
Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office
Database search http://www.pcpao.org/searchpage.php
Pinellas County Tax Collector http://www.taxcollect.com/
If there is any overage the Tax Collector would be able to tell you how to collect.
You will want to advise the attorney for the quiet title action that you will be able to provide title. It would be best to hire an attorney if at all possible. If not you want to provide the title and dismiss the action.
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