When you acquire a prperty from a taxing authority, you are not getting the same title as you would if you just bought a property from an individual seller. In the individual to individual scenario, the buyer will demand a certain type of deed, such as a warranty deed. What that means is that the seller is giving you a warranty that the title is good, marketable,and insurable. Essentially, this means that the title is "clean", or free from any encumbrances.
In a property acquired from a taxing entity, however, you will not receive a warranty deed. The county is not giving you any warranties. That is not its job. You typically will get a sheriff's deed, tax deed, constable's deed or similar deed of conveyance. Now if you plan to resell the property, you will likely need to have an attorney file what is called a "quite title action". This is the filing a"pleading" with the local court. If anyone claims to have rights in the property, he/she will have to respond to this pleading or forever lose any potential rights.
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