Tax Deed Purchasers Acquire Property Free and Clear of Liens for Assessments

Cricket Properties, LLC v. Nassau Pointe at Heritage Isles Homeowners Association, Inc., 2D12-6194 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013):

Cricket sought review of the final judgment in its action to quiet title to real property it acquired by purchase of a tax deed. The final judgment did not quiet title as to any lien Nassau Pointe may have had for unpaid assessments. Nassau Pointe successfully raised the defense to the trial court that Cricket was liable for all unpaid assessments that came due up to the time of transfer of title under §720.3085(2)(b). Cricket argued that the statute was inapplicable and that §197.573(2) applied.