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can u buy someone's property if they havent paid their taxes?? How

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#1 Jun 24, 2010
Just wondering if anyone knows. One of my coworkers said it is a law that u can offer to by their land/house for amount they are behind on taxes? I dont think thats true because all the people who dont pay them in Ironton, even Ironton city workers..which blows my mind!

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#3 Jun 25, 2010
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Yes it is true. The property is put up for sale for the taxes owed plus interest. Whoever buys it will get a deed and people living there will be made to vacate premises. Disgusting that people are so irresponsible they dont even pay their property taxes. Oh well their loss is someone else's gain.
hey,,thanks for the response..u dont know how to go about it do you? I have asked everywhere and no one knows..thanks

Since: Jun 10

United States

#4 Jun 25, 2010
this is for you true...it maybe some1 else's gain but have you've ever thought that in some case's ,there maybe a reason for some1's loss...my grandmother worked her a55 off along with my grandfather for over 30 yrs. to buy their dream home..side by side thinking they would've been able to live the rest of their lives together in their home, fastforward before you we're able to get on a homestead or a payment plan.with the tax department in lawernce county...grandpa passed away grandma got sick...most elderly ppl. are on a fixed income and most has to have a spend down that is almost their income ,after all is said and done she got behind on medical bill's and her land taxes and lost her home ,not just a house but a home...in other words for short just another greedya55 b-astard....getting some dirt cheap on the dollar...for such ppl. like that there in NOMERCYFORTHEM.
Ironton mommy

United States

#5 Jun 25, 2010
they post it in the Ironton paper, it takes a while to get all of these together, the last one they did was last year, July 2nd there was a big write up in the paper. I know you can also go on the sheriffs office website and they sale repossed houses for cheap too.

and the house isn't just yanked out from under them, they get warnings some of these people are 5-7 years behind on taxes.

it does suck!!!! but thats how the food chain works, survival of the fittest. poor mouse being swallowed by a snake and so on
2mercyforu

United States

#6 Jun 26, 2010
I understand in some cases there are extenuating circumstances and for those people I do feel bad. My remaining grandparent is terminally ill and we as a family pull together and make sure those taxes are paid every year. I know people who have had to sell their property because they couldnt afford payments,insurances,and taxes. Better to sell than to just let it go on and on until they lose out completely. There are options although some people might not like them. Maybe I should have made it clear that what I was referring to are the people that put other priorities. like having a" good time" and other material things over making sure they have a roof over their heads.God knows sometimes I have a hard time myself but I know they are due twice a year every year and that I have to make provisions for that but these people that just don't care and let it go 5 yesrs and make no effort whatsoever are irresponsible and get what they deserve.

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Brunswick, OH

#7 Jun 26, 2010
I agree with you on the part over 5yrs.make no effort to pay, my grandmother made every effort to pay, and as far as family we all tried our best with kid's of our own bill's also, come in you know...like i said this was before the payment plan they setted up to make payments on you're taxes...board by board they built a roof over their head but when you're bbody can't move like it use to and illness do arrive unexpected and medical dosen't always pay, at the time her meds. were over $400.00 a mnth not to mention grandpa's medical bills,remmber to get a medical assistant's you have to pay for half of you're meds. so half you are right but i still have NOMERCYFOR the grab and get for nothing big sh-it's.
mimi2

Tomball, TX

#8 Mar 2, 2012
My grandma passed away and mu uncles are behind in taxes and her house may get taken. Does anyone know the form I use or how I can take the house my paying the Taxes ?

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T3

Ashland, KY

#9 Mar 2, 2012
Yes you can.. Go to your county courthouse and go to property tax department and give them the address of interest in. It's not easy to just take a house by paying the taxes. There are legal proceedings you go through. For instance they give the people who own it a chance to pay the taxes and plus what you paid. Also if there is any linens or mortgages against the house you have to pay that. Good Luck hope this helped you out.
please

Staunton, VA

#10 Mar 2, 2012
I think you buy the tax lien...if the property owner doesn't or can't repay then I think you start legal proceedings to take the home
T3

Ashland, KY

#11 Mar 2, 2012
Yes the legal proceeding is you evicting the people residing in the residence.
The Brain

Glendale, AZ

#12 Mar 3, 2012
There is a legal process that has to be followed. Tax liens are offered for deliquent taxes which have 1st priority over mortgages, liens, or whatever at public tax sales. The liens are bought by investors who then get a contractual rate of return on the liens (18%). If not paid in a certain number of years (statute of limitations expires) the legal process to obtain the property can be initiated; however, in Ohio these properties are sold at publice sheriff's sales. Nothing done in the dark here. But if you think about it how do you think the city pays for all the government workers like firemen, policemen, public works, etc? It's through taxes so when you don't pay the town suffers.
donsgirl

Lawton, OK

#13 Nov 26, 2012
I need to find out if my Mom's widower can take out family home in Ok due to the fact that he has paid the taxes on in the four years since she passed. Oklahoma survivorship law lets him live there until he dies, but I'm worried he can get the deed by paying the taxes. Then he would gamble it away like he did his own house. That's the reason Mom never put the house in his name. Do I need a lawyer?
wtfever

Lancaster, OH

#14 Nov 26, 2012
donsgirl wrote:
I need to find out if my Mom's widower can take out family home in Ok due to the fact that he has paid the taxes on in the four years since she passed. Oklahoma survivorship law lets him live there until he dies, but I'm worried he can get the deed by paying the taxes. Then he would gamble it away like he did his own house. That's the reason Mom never put the house in his name. Do I need a lawyer?
Yes, you need to contact a lawyer. Topix is not the place to learn such things.
ValleyBoy

United States

#15 Nov 26, 2012
The new owner has to pay all back taxes
Danielle

Halifax, Canada

#16 Oct 30, 2013
My Uncle owes back taxes if I pay them does the land become mine
Bubba

Marion, OH

#17 Oct 30, 2013
ValleyBoy wrote:
The new owner has to pay all back taxes
Plus any liens that are on the property goes with it.. New owner will get these as a bonus...

Buyer beware! Do your research before buying.........
no

Lancaster, OH

#18 Oct 31, 2013
Danielle wrote:
My Uncle owes back taxes if I pay them does the land become mine
Deeds cannot be transferred until all property tax's are paid in full, or current. When buying property, you should always have a title and lien search, once a property is in your name, you become responsible for any moneys owed on that property. Usually a attorney is hired for your best chance to uncover liens from years past.
Helpless niece

Buckeye, AZ

#19 Dec 15, 2014
My grandparents both past away and my uncle lives in the home for free and has not paid the property taxes for several years. My after and Aunt are trying have him sale, not sure if they are all on co-owners of the property. My question is if I pay for what is owed on the property taxes could I take ownership? I am in a different state as them. Please help.
property owner

Lancaster, OH

#20 Dec 16, 2014
Helpless niece wrote:
My grandparents both past away and my uncle lives in the home for free and has not paid the property taxes for several years. My after and Aunt are trying have him sale, not sure if they are all on co-owners of the property. My question is if I pay for what is owed on the property taxes could I take ownership? I am in a different state as them. Please help.
All property tax's must be paid in full before a deed can be changed.
3 years of back tax 's will cause the county to put the property up for auction. Anybody can bid for it. The back tax's are paid to the county, and the highest bidder becomes the new property owner. New property owner also assumes any debts, or liens owed on the property.
So the answer is, no, by paying the back tax's, you only pave the way for your uncle to further continue his free way of living.
If there is a will, it must be probated.
If there is a will, but for whatever reason, it cant be found. Its the same as not having one.
This is Lawrence County. Theres a few people,(no names to be mentioned), look for property such as this, and some way, unknown how to me, end up getting any property they so choose. Nobody else in town can get information on abandoned, rundown, or unpaid back tax properties. But these chosen 2, get any property they choose. Your family needs to get together and hire a property attorney, and get those back tax's paid. Also see if a will exhausts, & has it been probated. A attorney can do the rest, or at least figure it all out. Good luck. Any questions, ask, and ill try to help you with what knowledge I've learned dealing with properties.
Barnett

Oak Grove, LA

#21 Jun 5, 2015
How do you buy a home from someone who has died and the bank has it and they do not know

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