I have good opportunity to buy a cheap condo from the guy,who is under federal investigation.

Asked over 2 years ago - Tampa, FL

is there
any chances goverment can take away from me this property if he will get arrested?

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  1. Marshall C Deason Jr.


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . If the condominium is being used for criminal purposes, it can be seized by law enforcment agencies. If you want to buy this condominium, you should consult an experienced real estate lawyer in your area and make sure that you get title insurance.

    Disclaimer: This answer is provided for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and does... more
  2. Barry Franklin Poulson

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I would worry about forfeiture, some way they could have a prior claim on it. You could visit with a federal defender, see if there is more information.

    We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I... more
  3. Lincoln W. Hobbs

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . Depending upon what he's being investigated for, you might want a home inspection (meth lab?) and/or worry about your safety from those who may not like him, and not know when he's no longer there...

    My advice, of course, is general and based on very little knowledge of your personal situation, and I am licensed... more

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