Trenton, MI asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Do I have to have an expired judgment lien discharged in court?

I co-own a property with someone who had a judgment lien attached to our property. It is expired after 5 years and was not rerecorded. I know it will show up in a title search but will it be an issue?

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Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The title company, in issuing a policy of title insurance, should recognize its expiration after five years and not require that you take further action to confirm its expiration.

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David Soble
David Soble
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Only to the extent that the title underwriter will want to see if the lien has been discharged. If it has not been re recorded and the expiration date is evidenced on the lien, then you should be fine.

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