If you are behind in your real estate taxes for two years or more, your property can be exposed to a tax sale. Vinsko & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience in handling Pennsylvania tax sale litigation throughout the Commonwealth. In fact, the firm’s managing principal, William E. Vinsko, Jr., Esquire, tries numerous tax sale cases across the state annually, and has been hired to protect both commercial and residential properties that have been sold or which are being advertised for sale. This is a very specialized area of the law, and our attorneys have some of the most experience in Pennsylvania in this particular legal arena. If your property is up for tax sale, or if your property has already been sold at a tax sale, call Vinsko & Associates, P.C. today at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia).
Types of Tax Sales in Pennsylvania
There are generally three (3) types of tax sales in Pennsylvania. First, your property will be exposed at the Upset Tax Sale. If it is not sold there, it will be exposed to the Judicial Tax Sale, which is commonly referred to as the “Free and Clear Tax Sale.” Additionally, after the Upset Tax Sale, but before it is exposed to the Judicial Tax Sale, a person can place an offer to purchase a property at a Private Tax Sale. If the property is not purchased at any sale, it is placed in the county’s Repository, from which the property can still be sold.
Vinsko & Associates, P.C. has challenged tax sales and defended purchases for over fifteen (15) years. Our experienced tax sale lawyers know that before a county can sell your property, they must provide various forms of notice and advertisements for the sale to be valid. If any one of those notices is defective, the tax sale can be overturned. Additionally, certain circumstances there may be other defects that will allow a sale to be overturned. Our attorneys can guide you through this process and litigate on your behalf.
Similarly, before the tax sale date, there may be opportunities for you to arrange for a payment plan with the county tax claim bureau. Pennsylvania law requires payment plans to be offered in certain situations. Our Pennsylvania tax sale attorneys can assist you with this process.
Just Because Your Property is Sold Does Not Mean the Sale is Valid – Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Sale Law.
Once a sale is complete, there is a period of time before a deed is issued to a new buyer because the sale has to be approved by the court. This is a crucial time to be able to evaluate the notices and other potential defects to allow you to save your property. Our Pennsylvania tax sale lawyers know what to do and how to move quickly to save your home. If your property has been sold, your first call should be to Vinsko & Associates, P.C. at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia). You can also contact us through email.
Buying a Property at Tax Sale – Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Sale Law.
Being experienced tax sale attorneys has allowed Vinsko & Associates, P.C. to advise companies and individuals who are looking to buy properties at tax sale. Our services include title reviews, notice reviews and general purchase advice related to properties listed for sale. We can potentially save you thousands of dollars and maybe avoid litigation by doing work for you in advance of the sale you are looking to attend. Our attorneys can also attend the sale on your behalf as your agent. For a consultation on the services we can provide in ahead of your next tax sale, call Vinsko & Associates, P.C. at 570.970.9700 (Wilkes-Barre) or 215.278.4767 (Philadelphia).