I sold property to someone and they haven’t put it in their name, taxes are owed it’s in myname still what can I do? they abandoned the property to

Legal advice on property not being
transferred and delinquent taxes

Asked on November 19, 2018 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If the property is still in your name, you owe the taxes to the city or country (whichever government assess property taxes where you are): the property owner owes the taxes. You could sue the buyer for the money you have to pay, since they violated their obligation to transfer the property to their own name; of course, if you can't find them, you can't sue them, and even if you know where they are, if they have no money, there's no point in suing, since you'll never be able to collect from someone who is insolvent.

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