Deinlein v. Johnson

Order Reversing Tax Sale after 13 years, Prince George's County, Maryland


Court Order voiding 13 year old tax sale, upon a finding that the tax account number did not relate to a properly described and designated parcel of land. Upon homeowner's request for a homestead tax exemption, County assigned two tax account numbers; one to the house (the exemption) and 3 surrounding acres and one to the remaining 4 acres. County sold only one tax account at the annual tax sale. Thirteen years later property owner sought to void sale, and Court declared tax sale void since there was no way of diffentiating the 4 acres sold from the 3 acres not sold since County did not do a survey or otherwise describe the land assinged to each account number. etermining what s to a single property due to a homestead exemption rendered tax sale of single account number void, since there was not a valid property description to determine

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Reference Info:Decision | State, 4th Circuit, Maryland | United States

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