Q Exactly what is conveyed in a tax deed? Does it entitle the holder to actually convey or claim the subject property, and what liens or other encumbrances survive the tax sale?

A A tax deed is not a warranty deed and conveys only that interest that a tax sale purchaser acquired at the tax sale. It is evidence to the world that the right of redemption has passed, and that the tax sale purchaser – the holder of the deed – now has a right of possession. However, it can be defeated by subsequent tax sale purchasers, and is subject to all other liens on the property. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Cadle dated June 11, 2010)