There is a note that there is a lien on the property which the 3rd party firm assumed was for the utilities and therefore ignored the warning, foregoing further research on the lien flag in the township
The servicer received a sheriff’s notice that the tax foreclosure
was initiated against the property (aka Tax Sale) on the unpaid taxes.
The issue was that the taxes for 2017 were sold to a 3rd party investor and the investor was paying consecutive years of taxes for the property, accruing the maximum allowable interest rate on the prior years of unpaid taxes by the lender or owner of the property.
The Municipal Tax Certificate was indeed for 2017 Taxes, but from the way it appeared in the county’s records, it seemed that it was for an unpaid sewer lien.