Post Home Purchase Issue - Please Help
I purchased a condo back in February, 2020. The property tax bill was created in which the previous owners owe their portion for January which I assume was calculated by the lawyer’s office which they have paid.
The issue is that since this was a new construction property last year when the previous owners purchased it, a new account fee for the city to make an account was charged after the bill was created which was not on the initial bill. Now that the property tax ownership has been changed to my name, I am stuck with that extra fee which should have been the responsibility of the previous owner. This fee is different from the change of ownership fee which I am responsible for.
I have contacted my lawyer’s office about this but it seems like they have not been successful in getting the previous owners to pay this fee as it’s now been 3 months. My lawyer’s office is now not answering my phone calls and I am still stuck with this fee.
I also called the city regarding this and they are making it more complicated as their system used the previous owner’s January payment to pay/credit the new account fee.
Is there anything else I can go about doing to get this fee off my chest? This has been really stressing me out.
Thanks in advance.