Posted by Kevin - IL on July 03, 2003 at 11:01:25:
Thanks for the quick reply. I spoke to an attorney and it appears the redemption period expired. In fact, the tax buyer extended it on multiple occassions but the h.o. failed to redeem. Since they were notified by publication and did not occupy the house, I think they may not have been aware of the deed transfer.
I’ll let the h.o. contest the legality of the proceedings. In the meantime, I’ve contacted the tax buyer to purchase the property. If the tax buyer wants to sell, I’ll have my attorney verify that the former h.o. has no remaining claim on the property.