Surviving spouse alleges tax lien purchaser failed to notify owner of interest to acquire property

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 17, 2018

CHARLESTON — A surviving spouse is suing a tax lien purchaser, alleging failure to notify the plaintiff about the interest in her husband's property.

Alice G. Craig of Charlotte, North Carolina, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Roger C. Mullins, doing business as SRAA&W, alleging failure to notify her about its intention to acquire her  property in Charleston.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 5, 2017, Craig's spouse, the owner of the Charleston property did not receive a notice to redeem the real property as required by law. The suit says William Ranklin Craig did not have actual knowledge that notice had been given to others in time to protect his interests in the real property by redeeming the taxes. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to serve notice to William Ranklin Craig and exercise reasonably diligent efforts of its intention to acquire title to real property as required by law.

Alice Craig seeks an order setting aside the tax deed upon the tendering by the plaintiff to the defendant of the amount that would have been required for redemption. She further seeks an award of costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney J. Nicholas Barth of Barth & Thompson in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-c-1036

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