Paying taxes on lot split - Posted by John Atworthy
Posted by John Atworthy on May 05, 2006 at 21:56:14:
Bought a small house that was part of a property with two houses on it. The title company could not get the auditor to do any assessment as that happens once a year. So title company had me (buyer) and seller sign a doc stating we would work out the taxes on our own and that no proartion was being made as no assessment was being done prior to closing.
I just realized I paid the taxes for the entire parcel. They paid none. I sent a polite and pleasant note to the owner. I think they have sold the other 1/2 of the property just recently.
The letter we signed at closing for my house was between me and the original owner and nobody else.
The previous owner is bullheaded. I am trying to get my thoughts together as I suspect this will come to a head and basically think the owner is going to try to make me eat it though they signed a doc saying they agreed to work it out.
Amount they would owe is about $450.
What can I do if this week when I dare step foot where they work and they blow me to pieces and tell me to fly a kite?
Can I put a lien on them / the house?
Can I take it to small claims?
Thank you –