Posted by Ben (NJ) on November 10, 2000 at 11:17:01:
so this is a bit out of my area. One correction though, JohnBoy, when you take a property at auction
only JUNIOR liens have been wiped out, senior liens
survive and the property is taken subject to those liens. It is quite possible that the demo liens were assessed after the tax liens and therefore would have
priority over them. You are correct though that the city should be dealing with the “new owner” and not the county. I see alot of these shenanigans pulled here. I went to a sale once where the town was interested in the property and instead of bidding like everyone else (which they are allowed to do) they adjourned the sale again and again for EIGHT weeks in a row hoping everyone would stop coming and the lien would get struck off to the town. Well, they were wrong
I showed up myself or had my representative there every single time until they were forced to sell. Anyway, I digress. I wonder if the City has some kind of “right of first refusal” agreement with the county where they can buy it at the highest bid. Maybe a local attorney can find out? My friend Roy at taxsales.com is a deed buyer as opposed to a lien buyer, he may have some ideas too. Hope this helps.