Lake Forest, IL asked in Real Estate Law for Utah

Q: Do we owe taxes on Utah house sold 2 months ago, if no mention of prorated taxes on final settlement?

Sold our house in Utah 2 months ago. Just received email from title company asking for us to send $7,000+ to cover the tax bill that the new owner is responsible to pay. If there was no mention of prorated taxes on the final statement that we all signed the day of closing, isn't that in itself an agreement in writing that we aren't paying the prorated taxes? This seems to be a matter now between the new owner and the title agency, correct?

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Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I suppose in unusual cases, this could go either way. The Real Estate Purchase Contract almost surely covered this even when the Settlement Statement did not. It can be argued that the final Deed replaced the REPC.

Without reviewing all of the documents, it's difficult to be sure what your situation dictates.

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