La Mesa, CA asked in Real Estate Law for Kentucky

Q: How to I go about transferring a deed/title to a home into my name when it belongs to 8 others who don’t want it?

We have a family home that has yrs of back taxes due before it gets auctioned off. I’m interested in paying the back taxes as long as I can get the house in my name. Only issue is the owner is my great grandmother who passed away over a decade ago and had no will. So I’m guessing her 8 remaining children share ownership. Having spoke with all the children nobody wants anything to do with the house…. So my question is would it be hard to get the deed/title transferred into my name once the tax lien is settled?

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: You have a serious title problem. Hire a competent KY attorney to determine heirship, draft an Affidavit of Heirship, and then draft a Deed from all the other heirs over to you. Many heirs will want to be paid for their interests. Do not pay taxes unless you own it. Otherwise prepare to bid at the Tax Sale, where you will need a KY attorney to advise you about how to get title from a tax sale.

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