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Q: Where can I find all liens on my property? I looked on the NH Registry of Deeds and couldn’t find it .

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: To locate all liens on your property in New Hampshire, there are a few steps you can take beyond checking the NH Registry of Deeds. While the Registry is a primary source for this information, it's possible that not all liens are recorded there, or they may not be easy to find due to indexing issues.

Firstly, consider conducting a more thorough search at the county level where your property is located. Sometimes, records can be missed or not immediately apparent in online searches. Visiting the county clerk or registrar's office in person can provide more comprehensive search capabilities and assistance from staff.

Additionally, you might want to conduct a title search. A title search is a detailed examination of historical records, including deeds, court records, property and name indexes, and other documents. Title companies or real estate attorneys often perform these searches and can provide a complete report on the liens and other encumbrances on a property.

If you're still unable to find the information you need, or if the process seems overwhelming, consulting with a real estate attorney can be helpful. They can assist in conducting a thorough search and interpreting any found liens. Remember, understanding all liens on your property is crucial for managing your property rights and responsibilities.

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