Paying Back Taxes Doesn’t Make You a Homeowner

Pasco County’s tax collector doesn’t know the source of misinformation, but folks are paying out homes’ again taxes and telling lawful entrepreneurs they no extended possess the house.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A new gimmick is showing up in Pasco County, the place men and women believe they can personal a dwelling brief just by shelling out its back residence taxes.

“It’s baffling to the thoughts that anyone would feel by having to pay their taxes that they possess a dwelling instantly,” reported Mike Fasano, Pasco County Tax Collector.

He doesn’t know how this pattern started out.

“Either a single, men and women are finding this information and facts from social media – or they are having to pay some entity a good deal of revenue to be presented some phony facts,” Fasano reported.

Fasano wished to get the phrase out soon after an elderly woman frantically termed their office environment on Friday.

“The individual who thinks they acquired the home, arrived at the property and tells the individual who’s dwelling there I own your house now. And of training course this particular person panicked.”

The Pasco County tax collector’s place of work despatched a letter to the personal who tried to declare the aged woman’s property. It knowledgeable her this is not a real method and she could be arrested for trespassing.

“I want to make it clear to them that they do not personal that dwelling. You aren’t even close to owning that home. In simple fact, what you’re doing is dropping funds.”

It could just take a long time to acquire a delinquent household in Florida.

“If you want to do it right, you have to participate in the tax certification sale. You have to keep on to that tax certification for two several years,” claimed Fasano. “Then you start the course of action of possessing the home auctioned off.” Even then, somebody else could outbid you for the house.

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