Posted by Tony-VA on June 05, 2000 at 09:23:19:
Every location will differ on how or even if, they will attach tax liens.
The protection is the same. Due diligence. I have had to pass up homes because of situations like this. I simply required them to come up with a clean title in their name. Usually these are done the day before my closing date so I can be pretty well assured that no liens exist. I would suggest also that you contact the local tax department and find out the procedures on how to best to determine if such a lien may exist.