If I declared bankruptcy and included my house on it, am I responsible for any charges related to it?

After everything was discharged but prior to the house being sold at auction, I started getting bills from the city for lawn services, etc. Am I legally responsible for those bills? Aren’t they paid by whoever buys the house at auction, since I was in bankruptcy?

Asked on October 31, 2014 under Bankruptcy Law, Oregon


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You are responsible for any bills or costs incurred after filing bankruptcy but before the home was acquired by someone else in auction, since during that time, you were still the owner, and bankruptcy does not apply to bills or obligations incurred after the filing.

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