IL Supreme Court says tax deed buyers need only show due process satisfied, not prove delinquent homeowners were notified

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 3, 2015

Homeowners who fail to pay their property taxes can still legally lose their homes even if the buyer of the tax deed can’t confirm the former homeowners have been notified, so long as county officials and the buyers make a realistic effort to contact the delinquent taxpayer and satisfy due process requirements under the law, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.

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