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Georgia Property Tax

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I resently bought a home in georgia on jan. 15 2001. It was done with a realtor and closed using a lawyer. I received a phone call a month later stateing the county had a lien placed on the property for the prior years property taxes. What action can I take? Is this the lawyers fault, the county, the seller? How can a home close if the title search says all is clear and then the county find it is not?



Title insurance?

Before going into the legal liability of the lawyer or the seller, check your title insurance. This may be covered. If it is you have no problem.

If it is not covered in your title insurance, your lawyer may be liable to you for this. If he/she failed to make sure the taxes had been paid, that may have been negligence. However, it may be a good idea to ask the lawyer about this and seeing what he/she advises before bringing up the possible lawyer liability.

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