Q: Hi I am interest in an abandonded house next door can I pay the back taxes and place a lien on the property
Once I do this how do I take possession of the property after 6 months
A: The process to get possession is not as simple and quick as you like----however, if you are serious about this, I recommend that at a minimum, you consult with a property or real estate lawyer in your area--pay him for a consultation----and ask the questions you have and get the information you need to understand the steps and the process----if, after meeting with the attorney, you decide to move forward, then you can either try to do it yourself, or you can hire an attorney to represent and guide you through this process. Good luck.
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