I was behind on paying the property taxes. They never notified me.(not and excuse) they took my house and sold it at auction. They then said that they were keeping the surplus proceeds because they put the property under their name. Is this legal?
In a tax sale the municipality transfers the property into their name then sells the property. They take the property for the amount due in back taxes. If there is a deficiency (which there usually is) they do not get to attempt to recover the difference. I am afraid that the opposite is true. If there is a surplus they do not owe it to the former owner. I would suggest that you discuss the issue with local counsel.
I agree with the earlier answer and would add that if they did not notify you of the tax sale, you would have a basis for setting the sale aside or collecting damages. YOu need local counsel to look at the record.
My answer to your question is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship,
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