The Belle Meade home that songwriter Danny Tate lost in the midst of his battle to get out of a court-ordered conservatorship is now on the market for more than five times the amount his one-time lawyer paid for it in 2012.
The 3-bedroom home at 5909 Old Harding Pike is being advertised for $649,900 by local real estate agents.
Tate's one-time lawyer Michael Hoskins of Nashville purchased the home in September of 2012 at a court ordered auction. The sale had been ordered to pay off, at least in part, Tate's legal bills amassed in his years-long battle to end his conservatorship.
Hoskins and Nashville attorney Paul Housch were the only bidders at the Sept. 18, 2012 auction for Tate's house held on the steps of the Nashville courthouse. Housch was also seeking payment for legal services at the time.
Hoskins did not respond to questions about the sale.
The advertisement for Tate's former home lists its three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a .84 acre lot.
The one-floor home has 2,801 square feet. The property is assessed for $232,100, according to Metro records.
Tate was placed in a conservatorship without his knowledge after his brother filed an emergency petition in Davidson Probate Court on Oct. 19, 2007.
Tate said he learned that his former home was up for sale when he drove by it recently and saw a for sale sign.
Tate has disputed the legal fees assessed against him during and after the conservatorship and filed a complaint against Hoskins with the state board that licenses attorneys.
Tate was one of several witnesses to testify at a series of hearings conducted by the Tennessee Bar Association on problems with the handling of conservatorships in Tennessee. The hearings led to a several amendments to the law, with many of the changes focused on emergency petitions like the one filed against Tate.
A noted songwriter, Tate has also seen the royalties from his songs tied up in litigation stemming from the conservatorship. Hoskins was seeking to attach those same royalties when the bankruptcy case was filed.
GENERAL PROPERTY INFORMATION
- Map & Parcel: 129 04 0 076.00
- Location: 5909 OLD HARDING PIKE
- Current Owner: HOSKINS, MICHAEL G.
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