Blountville, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: I recently purchased a property at tax auction. Can I access the property before the redemption period is over?

Sullivan County, Tennessee. Property is occupied.

I know that I can get homeowners insurance during the redemption period. I’m just unsure about the rest. Thanks.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Have you got a Deed to the property? If not, you are not the owner. A Bill of Sale is not a Deed.

Only the owner can sue for possession. If deeded, then you can sue for a Detainer, as the Redemption Rights are not the occupant's concern. SOL may have run on Detainers, so you may have to hire an attorney to file an Ejectment Suit.

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