What to Do After Equivest Decision?
Alabama Supreme Court decision of Equivest v. Stiff held that tax auction held inside the courthouse was void because the statute required it be outside. This applies to virtually every tax sale in every county for the MANY years. It makes no difference if you bought at auction or from the state inventory. It makes no difference if you have a certificate or a deed. It makes no difference if you have an ejectment order. All void. This means the assessed owner can get the property back by paying only taxes and interest on taxes. They do NOT have to pay redemption charges related to improvements, insurance, or interest on the overbid. It also means you might not be able to get your overbid money back from the county, depending on how long ago the auction took place.
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