Woman May Be Kicked Out of Her Home Over $95 Overdue Tax Bill She Never Received
Xui Lui has been paying taxes on her condo in Norcross, Ga., since she bought it with cash in 2011. Or at least she was led to believe that. City records show that Lui has paid county taxes and the city tax every year except that first year. Certified letters notifying her of an outstanding balance were mailed to the home but were returned to the city because of an incomplete address.
Basically, it was a clerical error that had nothing to do with Lui. However, that error led to her home being sold at an auction because of an overdue tax bill of $94.85; she now has to move out by Nov. 25, according to a notice mailed to her home, WSB-TV 2 reports.
Lui has a 4-year-old daughter.
“Where are we going to go? I have nowhere," Lui said. "This is my house. Why do I need to move out?”
Rudolph Smith, Norcross city manager, said that the city is trying to fix the problem. “We are going back and doing our due diligence," he said."
City officials said they weren't aware of Lui's issue until she went to them a few days ago. The property has been sold legally to be a new owner, so it's not clear what exactly the city can do to help Lui. Lui and her friends are trying to find a lawyer to help her resolve her issue.
“Someone can rob your house? Rob your property? This is not American style, right?” Lui said.