Chino Valley, AZ asked in Real Estate Law for Arizona

Q: Is an owner of a property where a Lis Pensens has been filed for delinquent prop taxes required to reimburse the plainti

After they have paid the taxes in-full?

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Carol Lynn de Szendeffy
Carol Lynn de Szendeffy
  • Cave Creek, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The owner may be required to reimburse the Plaintiff if he paid the tax lien after a foreclosure suit was filed and the owner (1) was served in the suit or (2) became an owner after the suit was filed but paid the tax lien after a Lis Pendens was recorded.

The Plaintiff in a lawsuit to foreclose the right to redeem a real property tax lien is entitled to reimbursement for costs in certain cases. Under A.R.S. 42-18206, the plaintiff is entitled to a judgment for reimbursement of his costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, if the tax lien is redeemed (paid) after the foreclosure suit is filed and the person redeeming (paying) the tax lien (1) was served, in person or by publication, in the foreclosure suit or (2) became an owner of the real property after the suit was filed and redeemed the tax lien after the Lis Pendens was recorded.

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