Please do verify this. My mom inherited a property that she did not want. In short, the owner was a hoarder that didn't upkeep the property, it was exploding with cats, a homeless man had moved into the basement and wouldn't leave without legal eviction and sheriff removal, and the property taxes and a mandatory city fee for sewage hadn't been paid in years, resulting in liens and tax auctions. (I am totally serious here and couldn't make this up if I tried.) It cost her thousands and thousands of dollars just to get rid of it because the property was part of a land trust (for which the fees also weren't paid). There are estate planning and elder attorneys that can help avoid issues like these and a one hour consultation is well worth the fee.