Concord, NC asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for North Carolina

Q: Am I responsible for NC taxes on a house that my deceased husband lived in as a life tenant or are the remaindermen?

My husband died in June and taxes came out in August.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN

A: If you are the remainderman, then you are the sole titled owner. It would then be your responsibility to pay taxes, but the property stands for the county taxes and is not the owner's personal obligation. It is in rem, so if taxes are not paid the County sells the property and does not sue you.

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