The Farah Law Firm

Property Tax Foreclosure Redemption

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Getting in touch with a real estate lawyer from Farah Law Firm is the first step in giving you the asset protection you need. Don’t discover the value of such services after the fact.

The foreclosure of a tax lien is authorized under Section 34 for the Texas Tax Code. Pursuant to the Code, a person conducting the foreclosure of a tax lien (generally a constable) shall pay any excess proceeds, within 10 days of the sale, to the clerk of the court that issued the order authorizing the sale.

If the amount of the excess exceeds $25.00, the clerk of the court shall send written notice to the former owner of the property, at the owner’s last known address, before the 31st day after the date the excess proceeds were received by the clerk.

The excess proceeds are kept for a period of two years from the date of the sale, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Thus, the former owner has up to two years to claim the excess proceeds.

In order to claim the excess proceeds, the former owner may file a petition in the court that ordered the sale within two years from the date of the sale. A copy of the petition must be served on all parties to the underlying action, pursuant to Rule 21a of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Upon the filing of the petition and notice to all interested parties, a hearing is generally held whereby the court orders the excess proceeds be paid according to priority, as established by the Code.

Recovering excess proceeds following the foreclosure of a tax lien can be a daunting process. It is imperative that the process is started as soon as possible so as to eliminate the chance of missing the deadline and forfeiting the excess proceeds. The real estate attorneys at The Farah Law Firm, P.C. have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain any excess proceeds you may be entitled to. If your real property has been the subject of the foreclosure of a tax lien do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at The Farah Law Firm, P.C. to discuss the process of recovering any excess proceeds.

What Our Clients Say About Us

“I was referred to The Farah Law Firm by a friend of mine when I was injured in an auto accident. I am so glad that my friend referred me to Michael and his extremely helpful team. They were not only successful in getting my settlement but also helped me find great doctors to aid in my recovery from the accident. I highly recommend The Farah Law Firm.”

    EDDIE G.

    “Michael, I would like to express my thanks to you and your entire team for all your hard work in getting my case to a fair and generous settlement. I could not have asked for better legal representation for the long and nerve-racking process of my case. You are very compassionate, nice, and extremely good at what you do. I respect your dedication representing the victims of a personal injury cases.”

      TINA L.

      “The Farah Law Firm has an extensive knowledge of business entity transactions in Texas and had kept my transaction moving smoothly and in the right direction. Thank you Michael for making the process easy.”

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        “Michael drafted the lease that we will use for our commercial building. He had great communication, was readily available to answer any questions we had, and was very professional. He wrote us a lease that fit our need and I will definitely work with The Farah Law Firm again in the future.”

          CHARLES B.

          “I hired The Farah Law Firm for the non-traditional sale of my residential property. The Farah Law Firm’s professionalism and outstanding knowledge of residential transactions made the sale go smoothly. The Attorneys and staff at the Farah Law Firm were understanding and took the time to explain each step of the process. They will be the ones who I will refer to all my friends and family for any future legal endeavors.”

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            *Please note: Due to the costs involved and the favorability of land in Texas per contract and common law, we currently are not accepting residential tenant defense cases.