Q: My father sold his home. He is now being sued for taxes that were not found at the closing of the sale. Is he responsibl
My mom passed away, my dad sold the home. A few years later he is being sued for property taxes that were found after the closing of the sale. He had all the paperwork go through a local title company. He went to the title company to sign the papers at the closing of the sale. Who is responsible for the mistake?
A: If these are taxes which he should have paid, he probably owes them nonetheless. However, it is strange that they were not discovered at the closing (since it was done through a title company). Usually, if it was something the title company missed, they would take care of the taxes for the insured buyer, and possibly pursue your dad.
It is not possible to give any solid advice without know all the details.
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