Welcome to The Law Office of James W. Elliott

About Us

     The Law Office of James W. Elliott is located in York County, Virginia.  With 40 years of practice in the area of delinquent tax collection, Mr. Elliott is the most experienced delinquent real estate tax collection attorney in Virginia.  Approximately 500 parcels are sold at auction each year.  Auctions are held each month.  While the majority of the parcels are undeveloped, houses, townhouses and commercial buildings are available.  The purpose of such sales is to collect the delinquent real estate taxes due to the County, City or Town.

     Each parcel is subject to redemption or prior sale and may be withdrawn from the sale.  All bids are subject to approval by the County, City or Town and by the Circuit Court.

    The terms of each sale are cash, or in the alternative, a down payment of not less than 25% of the bid price (payable by cash or check) with the balance due in ten days.  Each sale is subject to confirmation by the Court.  Delinquent real estate taxes will be paid through the date of sale.  Possession of property is given upon the confirmation of the sale.  The premises are at risk of purchaser from the time bid off.  

     All parcels are sold in gross and not by the acre and subject to any discrepancies on the County, City or Town's land maps and to possible rights of parties in possession, encroachments, overlaps, overhangs, deficiency in quantity, all questions of boundaries, location and acreage which a current and accurate survey would disclose, roadways, unrecorded easements or any other matter not of record which could be disclosed by inspection of the premises.  No warranty is made as to the insurability of title.

     Prospective purchasers should complete any inspection of property and investigations as to the title prior to the sale.

     Successful purchasers will receive a Special Warranty Deed issued by the Court.  Recordation costs are at the expense of the purchaser.


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The Law Office of James W. Elliott

7100 George Washington Memorial Highway, Building A, Yorktown, VA 23692 - Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1410, Yorktown, VA 23692

Phone: 757-898-7000 Fax: 757-890-2826