The Problem

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A tax deed doesn’t guarantee good title.

Biggest Vulnerability

Although tax deeds can have other challenges, by far, the biggest vulnerability they have is the taxpayer/former owner can claim to have not received proper notice.

Due Process

A tax deed doesn’t even guarantee the taxpayer got proper notice of the tax sale.

Check mark in shieldProper Notice = Due Process
Warning triangleImproper Notice = No Due Process

The taxpayer may have been denied due process.

No Title Insurance

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Because of this vulnerability, title insurance companies won’t insure properties acquired by tax deeds until the four year statute of limitations has expired. Some won’t even do it then.