Sheridan, MI asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Lis pendens property judgement

A neighbor filed a lis pendens (adverse possession) on my father’s property ‘in 02. The lis pendens ended in a judgement in my father’s favor (got to keep the property, but no improvements could be made to formerly disputed property). The neighbor has died and sold the property. I purchased my father’s property. Is the judgement still relevant? What happens to the judgement when both parties are not involved anymore? Is there a way to remove the judgement?

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
Answered
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The lid pendins is no longer relevant after the judgment but the JUDGMENT may still be relevant. Without seeing RHC actual judgment and any documents recorded in the chain of title however , it is impossible to know the current state of affairs.

Judgments related to land OFTENZ (but not always) survive past the original litigants — you need to consult with a local real estate attorney to get really advice on your specific facts though.

— this answer is for information only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed in Michigan only.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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

A: The lis pendens should no longer affect the title of the property and can be discarded by any competent title examiner if you have either a dismissal of the action or a final court adjudication showing a favorable judgement against the party who initially filed the lis pendens. See more at: www.provenresource.com

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