El Paso, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Texas

Q: Does paying back taxes on a commercial property whose owner deceased with no will; property in probate, give ownership?

Deceased 3 years ago and heirs have no interest in the property, likely due to all the back taxes.

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No. After the heirs probate the estate and receive their distributions, they may sell the property. Or a creditor may probate the estate, file a claim, be reimbursed and, after all bills of the deceased and the estate are paid, distribute what remains to the heirs. Contact a local probate attorney.

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