DC Tax Lien Investors
Tax lien law involves an area of law that is not much practiced or understood by members of the bar in the District of Columbia. Title 47 contains a detailed set of procedures for lien purchasers to file a Complaint to Foreclose the Right of the Property Owner to Redeem. Failure to follow these rules can result in total loss of investment on the part of the lien purchaser. Recently, the Office of Tax and Revenue has issued a new set of regulations for lien purchasers. The Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt has extensive experience in handling these cases for the tax lien purchaser. Even under the newer rules we can efficiently handle your tax lien matter. The cases involve:
• Initial Research into the viability of a targeted property prior to the Tax Sale
• Participation in the Auction
• Purchase of Certificate of Sale for Taxes
• Pre-Complaint Legal fees now capped at $381.50 for Title Research along with additional OTR posting requirement under new regulations.
• Drafting and Filing of a Complaint to Foreclose the Right to Redeem
• Service on all Parties including posting and publication
• Obtaining an Order Setting a Redemption Date
• Motion for Judgement in regards to the property
• Transmission and Negotiation of the Deed bill along with payment to obtain title to the parcel of Real Property in the District of Columbia.
The Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt, PLLC vigorously presses these cases forward to judgment so that in case redemption does occur it will be more efficient and less costly with no inexplicable delays which seem to arise when less experienced firm handle these cases. Inevitably, this will force redemption (payment of all monies owed by the homeowner) to occur sooner than later if it is to occur, otherwise the case will be pushed aggressively to judgment. Schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of each step in the process and obtain the representation to ensure that your investment will not be at risk. We also are informed of the periodic off-season tax sales which occur including 3/15/16. Call the Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt, PLLC or fill out the email contact form and we will respond promptly.
DC Homeowners Facing a Title 47 Tax Lien Complaint
When a tax lien case is filed against a property, there is a risk that it can be lost. The case referenced above as Shoetan v. Link was just such a case. In that case, the Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt was able to successfully fight for a homeowner who had lost her property to a judgment. This case resulted in some changes in District of Columbia law with regard to Title 47 cases that have also had a global impact on the DC court system. This case has opened up some options for homeowners that can be discussed on a case by case basis. If you are a homeowner that is facing a property tax lien case in Washington, DC, this firm has the specialized knowledge to fight for your rights and protect your property. Among some general options there includes:
• Contesting the Tax classification of a property
• Requesting an audit with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue
• Requesting a Hardship exemption from DC government
• Referrals to Lenders
• Referrals to Real Estate Agents
• Probate Assistance (see page of DC Superior Court, Probate Division matters)
In sum, there are options available to address your situations and find a solution. We always give an initial consultation for free to give you an assessment and begin to discuss the options that are in your best interest. Please call us at the Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt, PLLC to discuss your situation or fill in the email contact box and we will respond promptly.