Perry, FL asked in Tax Law and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: If property sold , and State was not noticed will buyer be liable for tax, tax was payed up when bought. Wanted private

I did not register wanted it as private property.can man own private property? Thanks

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A: I'm not sure if I completely understand your question. Whether or not you record a deed or notify the property appraiser's office of your ownership does not make property "private" as in no one can trespass. If you mean you do not want anyone to know you own the property you will have more problems trying to avoid having your ownership in the public records. Someone has to pay the taxes on the property, including property taxes which are assessed each year. There are other issues that have nothing to do with taxes, such as liability should someone sustain injuries on the property.

You should consult with a local real estate attorney who can advise you the best options for achieving your goal without putting you at risk of losing the property.

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