What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? TX
Received a notice today that a law firm representing a county, city and school district is going to file a lien against our mobile home for back taxes if we do not pay the property gov. authorities. We do have a mortgage on the home and are somewhat confused, how did the mortgage company get a title to a home that had back taxes owed? The home was purchased in April of 2008.
Is the only option to pay and go after the mobile home dealership and previous owner for the back taxes? The total back taxes according to the lawyer letter are just over $1K so it may just be a fee I pay for not knowing questions to ask during the closing process. I did double check all paperwork that came with the home and even the 'buyer beware' paperwork did not mention anything about checking back taxes.
It appears from reading the New Law Changes for Tax Officials pdf that we would not be responsible for the entire amount stated on the attorney's letter or am I missing something? The letter states the following, "With regard to a manufactured home, a tax lien may be recorded at any time not later than six months after the end of the year for which the tax was owed." The tax records indicate the lien was placed on 6/19/2009. Plus the state lien records do not indicate the 3rd entity, Hill County.
Letter from Lawyers
Tax Lien Records
Thank you for your time.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?