Norristown, PA asked in Real Estate Law, Collections and Municipal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Lien on home

I had a few municipal liens on my home. I paid the court ordered judgement amounts via check. The checks were accepted but I received a letter saying I actually owe more than the lien through the courts and they will not close out the liens until I pay more. Is this legal? Are they required by law to close the liens once the court ordered judgment is paid? Or can they keep it open and request more payment above the judgement anount?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Scoblionko
Mark Scoblionko
  • Allentown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It sounds like they are telling you that you owe interest on the judgments, possibly penalties and/or court costs. That would be pretty typical.

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