I’m confused about Quit Claims. I’m checking out a property that I think is abandoned. I checked the tax assessor’s site and found out who is supposedly the owner. I even called the clerk’s office to get a mailing address, which happen to be the house I was checking out. I couldn’t believe that someone would live in that place because it’s just not kept up at all. I then did a background check on the property and it says that this person basically sold it to himself ??? Then there was a conveyance to himself ??? On one of my searches I found a quit claim was done in 1999 to a company.
So, my question is what exactly does a quit claim do. Is the true owner this company that did the quit claim or can I still contact the guy who is listed as the owner about selling? This house is behind on taxes, so who owes that? This company or the guy as it’s listed?