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Question on Property tax repayment

Posted on: 30th Jul, 2012 05:32 pm

First some background:

My father-in-law has a quitclaim on some property where he paid taxes for a number of years. The previous owner of the property defaulted on the taxes and so my father-in-law began paying them. My father-in-law passed away a couple of years ago. The previous owner would like to have the deed back to the property. My mother-in-law would like the previous owner to reimburse them for the property taxes paid before tranferring the deed. A relative the previous owner is living on the property.

No the questions:
Can my mother-in-law require that the back taxes be paid before transferring the quitclaim?

Can my mother-in-law require that the person currently living the house pay rent or vacate the property?

Thanks for any direction or assistance you provide.
Hi Rey!

Welcome to forums!

If your father-in-law paid the property taxes, then your mother-in-law has the right to get back the money if the previous owner wants the property back. She should contact a real estate attorney and check out what steps should be taken to get back the money.

If your mother-in-law is one of the owners of the property, then she can ask the other person to pay a certain amount of money as rent.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Posted on: 30th Jul, 2012 08:11 pm
Welcome Rey,

If your mother in law's name is mentioned on the property deed, then she can ask the previous owner to give back the dues. Apart from this, your mother in law should not transfer the property just because he is demanding it. If she is the owner, then no one can force her to transfer the deed.
Posted on: 31st Jul, 2012 09:09 pm
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