Posted by David on January 21, 2000 at 21:18:28:
The IRS is not real negotiable on the amount of the leins. There are other possibilities, for example if one spouse has the lien and the property is in joint married names the lien does not apply to this property.
Another tact would be to get a release of the lien from this property. Show them that there is not enough
equity to cover their debt. They don’t forgive the debt, the seller still owes the IRS, but they have released this property from the lein possibly for a small partial payment. It comes out of the seller’s proceeds and doesn’t cost you anything. Good Luck.