Posted by Ben (NJ) on March 10, 2001 at 17:22:01:
NJ has a policy against “heir-hunters”. N.J.S.A. 54:5-89.1 provides “No person, however, shall be admitted as a party to such action, nor shall he have the right to redeem the lands from the tax sale whenever it shall appear that he has acquired such interest in the lands for a nominal consideration after the filing of the complaint, except where such transferee is related by blood or marriage to, or who, because of other close or personal relationship with the transferor, would in normal course be a party to an instrument for little or no consideration, or where such party acquired his interest at a judicial sale”. You need to
check if your state has a similar law.