June 1, 2023 — Article

This article explains the May 25 Supreme Court decision involving property tax foreclosures, sets out the broad implications of the ruling in states other than just Minnesota, explains rights where a process to recover a surplus after foreclosure exists but is not meaningful, and discusses the proper amount of compensation due to the homeowner. This article also examines the rulings implications for constitutional excessive fines challenges, for takings involving abandoned property, and where a threatened tax foreclosure will no longer result in confiscation of a surplus.

The article then lists ten practical tips to avoid loss of a home for unpaid property taxes, plus an eleventh tip on unpaid property taxes when the home is tied up in probate.  The article concludes with a link to an NCLC site that contains a number of additional resources on property taxes and tax foreclosures.

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