Good luck battling the tax man - I hope you win!
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>> You won't the only comp's that work be a MLS.
Do you actually READ this drivel before you post it? This isn't ENGLISH. Why would anyone look at this and want to WORK WITH YOU? Gosh Almighty!
Instead of posting 50 posts a day of useless garbage, why not post 10 that use coherent sentences? And ... stop posting answers in NJ - you don't have a clue how things work here!
The Trend MLS database DOES have taxes. So you could work with an agent to look these up. A mere hour at one of their offices would be well-spent. Whereas, it will be a real PITA to do that at your town/county offices.
Some real estate lawyers specialize in helping with your exact need. You may wish to talk to a few.
1. Have the soil around the tank evaluated. Use a company that will extract 3-4 soil samples (if you plan to remove the tank do not rely on tank testing as stand alone) and will send them to a laboratory for analysis. This report can be used to purchase a $100,000 policy on the tank. I know some of the answers here say that tank insurance is not enough but most clean-up costs are about $15,000.
2. The State of New Jersey has a great grant program that will pay most of the cost to remove the underground tank and pay for a new tank to be installed. So as soon as you move in if the tank is an issue to you have it removed. You can go on-line or contact our company to file for the grant money.
3. The State of New Jersey also has a grant program that will pay for any clean-up cost that is not covered by the insurance on the tank.
4. The point here is if you can use the underground tank as leverage to get a better price on a house you want the risk are low as outlined above