how do i claim property by paying taxes?

if I pay taxes on someone else property, how can I claim ownership of it?

Asked on December 29, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can't: paying taxes on another person's property does NOT give you any ownership rights to it, unless you had an agreement with the property owner that in exchange for paying the taxes, you would acquire ownership (basically, that you bought the property from them by paying the taxes).


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