Nochumson P.C. Protects Property Owner From Tax Foreclosure

Written by: Natalie Klyashtorny

In a case of first impression, Nochumson P.C. convinced the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in City of Philadelphia v. Schaffer to limit the City’s ability to expose properties to sheriff’s sale due to a property owner’s failure to pay real estate taxes.

While the property owner in Schaffer was delinquent in her real estate tax payments, the Commonwealth Court nevertheless agreed to invalidate the sale because the City failed to comply with the procedural requirements mandated under state law.

The Commonwealth Court’s decision will greatly impact the way the City conducts its business in the prosecution of tax delinquencies.

For a copy of the court opinion, please feel free to contact us.