Not sure if anyone has ever dealt with a Viager purchase (and not sure if I am actually using the right term).
I "purchased" a place last year under the viager system whereby the original owner stays in the proprty until they pass on (ie not a vacant one)and I have two questions:
I thought the original owner was responsible for all taxes eg Tax Fonciere but have received a bill for this.
Made worse, the bill was sent to my place in Australia and my son did not realise what it was so I only became aware of it when I was back week before last and it is already overdue. This is complicated by the fact that I cannot mail anything to or from here (no mail system) so not sure how I could pay even if I was subject to this.
Appreciate any advice