How to Stop Tax Upset Sale in Westmoreland County

A question that we frequently get asked is “How do you stop tax upset sale in Westmoreland County?”

  1. Understand the county tax upset sale process: Familiarize yourself with the tax upset sale process in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The rules and time for the tax upset sale is posted publicly. Each county has its own specific rules and procedures, so it’s essential to understand the local regulations that apply to your situation.
  2. Verify the validity of the tax claim: Ensure that the Westmoreland County tax claim against your property is accurate and valid. Review the tax assessment, payment records, and any relevant documentation to confirm if there are any errors or discrepancies.
  3. Contact the Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau: Reach out to the county tax claim bureau office handling the tax upset sale. Discuss your situation with them, provide any relevant evidence or documentation, and inquire about potential options to resolve the issue.
  4. Negotiate a payment plan (with our help): In some cases, we may be able to negotiate a payment plan with the Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau to settle the outstanding taxes. This can help you avoid the property going to a tax sale. Be prepared to demonstrate your ability to make regular payments and adhere to the agreed-upon terms. Contact our team of Westmoreland County attorneys to help you navigate the difficult process and obtain a beneficial payment plan to save the property.
  5. Seek legal assistance: If negotiations with the Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau are not successful or if you believe your rights have been violated, consult with our local team who has experience in tax and real estate law. Our trusted team of attorneys have litigated upset sale and tax sale issues for years. We can guide you through the legal process, help protect your interests in your real estate, and explore potential legal remedies available to you.
  6. File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 bankruptcy will allow you to immediately stop the Tax Upset Sale, up to the date of the sale. Once you file chapter 13 you will have 60 months to catch up your delinquent taxes and you can keep your home. The Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau must accept this repayment plan in chapter 13 to stop the upset tax sale. If your home is at risk of being sold at the annual upset sale in Westmoreland County call our office immediately to secure your property.


Remember, the steps to stop a tax upset sale in Westmoreland County, can be complex and vary depending on the specific circumstances. It’s crucial to seek professional legal advice to ensure you’re taking the appropriate actions and fully understand your rights and obligations.  The sooner your contact our office the more options you may have available to you. We can prevent the Westmoreland County Tax Claim Bureau from selling your home in Greensburg, Latrobe, Scottdale, New Kensington, Delmont, Irwin, and every town, city, and Boro in Westmoreland County.   We offer free consultations and payment plans for all debt relief services. 



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