Trying to figure out the best way to do this, there is a piece of property that I want to purchase, the owners listed on the property appraisers site are both deceased. The back taxes have not been paid and the property is up for auction next week. I managed to find the son that handled their other piece of property, he is willing to sell to me before it goes to auction, but the back taxes need to be paid asap (by me). The only issue is that the son is not listed as the actual owner. What is the best way to protect myself if i get him to sign a contract, then pay the taxes, while we sort out the closing?