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Do you know if the IRS has actually filed a lien on the property or not?
Have you had a title search run on the property to make sure that there aren't other liens or encumbrances on the title?
Has the son filed a probate case to settle his father's estate?
Yes, you definitely need to find out what you may be getting into here..
And his estate will be liable for the IRS lien and any other debts that he may have owned when he passed. So in order to be able to sell the property, the son will have to file a probate case to settle the estate and be appointed as Administrator of the estate. Then he can sell the property to you and use the proceeds to pay towards estate debts.
But it is kind of unlikely that the IRS will file a lien on the property if they haven't done so by now.
However, when son is appointed as Admin, he has a legal duty to sell assets to generate money to pay all the estate debts, so if he isn't selling the property for fair market value, the IRS or any other creditor who wasn't getting paid off could object to the sale..
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