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We allowed our son to live in family home believing he would

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We allowed our son to live in family home believing he would pay the yearly taxes. We recently learned that he was using drugs often becoming incapacitated and incompetent to handle or be responsible for bills. We found out recently that he had not been paying the yearly taxes for years, yet he often told us that he had. The home has been sold. Do we have any legal protection to get the family home back?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 1 year ago.

Good evening. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. The owner or mortgage holder or any other interested party has a two (2) year redemption period in which to redeem the Tax Sale. As such, if you have the money, you can pay what is owed and get the home back, legally. As far as the reason for which it was sold ( i.e. his failure to pay the taxes and drug use), that would not be a defense to the tax sale but if there was an agreement for him to pay them and he did not and you were damaged, you can sue him.

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