Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0119295
Client's home was sold at tax sale in 2014, and judgment was recently entered in the foreclosure case in favor of the purchaser. Client is seeking assistance to get any surplus bid amounts available to her (if any), and to negotiate with the purchaser for some sort of "Cash for Keys" agreement. Client would prefer to work with an attorney located in Baltimore City, as she does not have reliable transportation outside of the City.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118693
Client is a single mother with three children living on an income of less than $1,000 per month. She owns her home, and does not have a mortgage. Client is behind on her property taxes and also has a high water bill and environmental lien. She also has a water shutoff notice for March 14, 2016, but the water has not been shut off yet. Client qualifies for the Homeowners and Homestead tax credit, as well as various water discounts, but has not applied for them yet. Client is seeking assistance in addressing her water bill, specifically to request a leak check and informal conference with the City, and help exploring her options to pay her bills and keep the home.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0117671
Client is living in the home that was awarded to her in her 2014 divorce, with an income of approximately $1,200 a month. However, a deed transferring ownership from her ex-husband to the client was never recorded, so the client never received any of the delinquent property tax notices or the notice of tax sale on the property. The property went to tax sale in 2015, and the purchaser filed a case in December 2015. Client estimates the amount to redeem is about $8,700. Client has filed for contempt in her divorce case, and believes she can get the funds necessary to redeem the property. She is seeking legal assistance to help her redeem the property.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118479
Client lives alone in his home with a monthly income of $1,060. He and his wife divorced in 2002, and his ex-wife needs to be taken off of the deed. Client currently owes $2,452.96 in taxes. The City sent him a check for over payment of his 2013-2014 taxes in the amount of $958.35, but the check is made out to client and his ex-wife. Client plans on sending the check back in order to apply the funds to his current taxes, but needs help with a plan to pay the rest of the overdue taxes, and also needs a deed change in order to take his ex-wife off the deed.
Balitmore City Tax Sale 16-0119013
Client has extremely high usage on his water bill. His bill is over $3,000, with one quarter's bill accounting for at least half of that amount. He has talked to DPW regarding the bill, and they have told him they believe the leak is on his side of the meter and therefore he must fix the leak before he can get an adjustment on his bill. Client owns the home but has a mortgage; it is unclear whether he is behind on the loan. Client is very low income, and is seeking an assistance to try and find a way to repair whatever leaks there may be, and get his water bill adjusted so that he can keep the home.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118830
Client's property went to tax sale in 2014, and she just received a final notice from the investor informing the client that a foreclosure case would be filed if she did not redeem the property. The client also has a mortgage on the property, but she has received no communication whatsoever from her mortgage company in years, and therefore does not know the current loan balance. There are five people in her household, and the combined monthly income is approximately $2,300. The client is seeking other assistance with raising the money necessary to redeem, but is seeking an attorney to represent her against the investor to make sure the fees and amounts charged by the investor are valid, and that the investor follows the law in conducting the foreclosure, should it progress to that point.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118872
Client and her mother bought their home in 1978 as joint tenants. Her mother passed away in 2004, and client now lives in the home with her adult son. Their combined monthly income is $1,825 per month. The property went to tax sale in 2013, and the purchaser filed a case in December 2014. The purchaser requested judgment on April 1, 2016. Client is unsure of the lien amount from the 2013 tax sale, but she owes almost $5,000 in subsequent property taxes, and her water bill is approximately $15,000. There is likely a leak in the property. Given all the issues and the amount of money it would take to redeem the property, the client does not want to keep the property and is already planning to move into senior housing. Client seeks an attorney to review the court documents and make sure the purchaser is entitled to judgment, and help her claim any surplus funds after judgment is entered, if available.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118741
Client and her husband are over 70 years old, and have an adult child and minor grandchild living in the home with them. The household combined monthly income is approximately $1,800 per month. There is no mortgage on the property. Clients seem to have a large water leak on their property, which has resulted in a water bill of almost $10,000. Their water bill history shows a number of large spikes in usage in the past that caused the bill to skyrocket during certain quarters. Clients have had an informal water conference in the past, but a billing adjustment was denied because the clients couldn't show that the leak had been fixed. Clients to not believe the leak is inside the home, so if there is a leak it is most likely an underground leak. Clients are seeking an attorney to help them find ways to get the leak fixed, and then approach the Department of Public Works to get an appropriate reduction.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0119338
Client is on the tax sale list for unpaid property bills totaling over $6,000. He owes about $1,500 in property taxes, $1,700 for water, and the rest is most likely environmental citations. Client is not the record owner of the property; his parents' names are still on the deed. There is no mortgage on the property. Client is seeking an attorney to help him get off the tax sale list, or redeem from tax sale. If he is able to redeem the property, he will need to open an estate and execute a deed change so that he can qualify for property tax credits and water bill discounts.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0119339
Client's home went to tax sale in 2014 for unpaid property taxes of approximately $3,000. She was not able to redeem, and in February 2016, the purchaser filed a foreclosure case. The client's property is still in the name of her deceased mother, and so she is not currently eligible for property tax credits or water discounts. She has a monthly income of $2,900, and wants to try and redeem the property. She is seeking an attorney to represent her in the court case, make sure the purchaser is charging valid fees, and help her with a plan to redeem.
Baltimore City Tax Sale 16-0118859
Client is in danger of going to tax sale because of a high water bill and environmental citations. The water bill is currently $2,700, and the environmental citations are approximately $1,245. It seems as though there is abnormally high water usage, as the last quarter's bill was almost $700. Client's deceased mother is the record owner of the property, but he lives there alone on an income of $1,500 per month. There is a mortgage on the property and the current balance is $65,000. The property is assessed at $95,000. Client has already opened an estate and was appointed PR; his siblings have disclaimed their interest in the property. Client is seeking assistance to address his high water bill and environmental citations in order to get out of tax sale.