Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: Rights to property?

I was buying a mobile home and land from a private owner. I filed chapter 13 bankruptcy but I relinquished the home and land To the owner. This was in 2014. The land and home are both still in my name. Do I have any rights to this property?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: What do you mean by "relinquished the home and land to the owner"? Did you convey by deed or allow a foreclosure to occur? The Trustee may or may not have abandoned the property in the 13, which needs to be checked. You will have to determine what happened in the BR, especially if you completed the 13. It is unlikely you still own it if you have not paid taxes. It sounds like you never actually owned it, as a lease with option to own is not a deed. There is also a Title to the mobile home.

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