San Antonio, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Lien on personal real estate property in Live Oak, TX no notice given on offences committed on personal home.

Trying to sell personal home to investor real estate.

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The options depend primarily on the type of lien, which I cannot determine from your question. If it's a judgment lien, there is a form affidavit you can complete stating that the property is your homestead, and therefore the lien does not attach to the property. If it's a tax lien, you're out of luck. If it's a mechanic's lien, and is more than 1 year old, it's dormant and doesn't affect the property anymore; if not, you can bond around the lien so that you can sell the property. Talk to a lawyer in your area and bring a copy of your contract, and the lien that is the problem.

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