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Q: If a seller lies and fails to disclose an IRS tax lien on a property is there any recourse for the buyer?

We have been under contract for 4 months now waiting for the IRS / seller to resolve. The seller is now indicating they don't want to extend the contract because it is taking too long. Interest rates have gone up by .5% and the seller has indicated they can relist it and get an additional 30K.... Read more »

Fredreck S Hudgens
Fredreck S Hudgens
answered on Feb 28, 2022

If an encumbrance is discovered on the title to the property after opening title, your recourse is to ask the seller to remove the encumbrance, being the lien, cancel the transaction and receive your earnest money refund, or buy the property with the lien in place. Your written contract provides... Read more »

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