My question involves a condominium located in the State of: New Hampshire
A friend of mine just received an eviction notice from his town re: a condo that he purchased about 8 years ago.
The reason? The previous owner owed back taxes! Yet, the bi-yearly tax bill that was sent to the new owner, NEVER had this information! The sale was a private sale, not sure if the new owner had title insurance, etc, on the sale.
However, wouldn't you think that the LACK of any back-taxes on the yearly tax bill, would be in his favor? The only way he even knew about this.... .was the police showing up! After 8 years, and no prior information!!! Apparently the town says: "Oh yeah, the person in our office working these issues had left, and we've just now caught up with the paperwork". How is that my friends' fault?
Anyway, I'm looking for advice. In New Hampshire, is the new purchaser of a condo liable for back taxes that a previous owner didn't pay? In the even the answer is yes, should he also be liable for all the interest and late fees, in the event that the town's tax bill showed a zero balance, for 8 freaking years straight? The new amount 'owed' is about 3x the original amount, according to the town. How on earth is that fair, given that there was zero notification for 8 years straight!!!
Would love to hear any advice you have. Apparently my friend has till end-of-month to vacate! Youch!