My question involves real estate located in the State of: Virginia
I bought a bank owned property (closed on Feb 17th, 2009) early this year. I received a lien notice from the county water authority for outstanding water and sewer bills on the property addressed to previous owners (who foreclosed) on March 15th and $X was due by March 31st. The liens were filed on court Feb 18th (a day after I closed) and were recorded in court on March 4th. Now the interest rates are being levied each month and my owner's title insurance company is just dragging their feet on this (I made a claim). In these circumstances what is my best approach? Should i even pay the amount? Is the lien even valid as it was in the previous owner's name and GOD knows where they are now?
Please advice as it is time critical - interests go up again end of this month!