Asked in Real Estate Law and Collections for Tennessee

Q: Do I have a case in Tennessee?

I was sued by Midland Funding in Hawkins County, Tennessee, and a lien was placed against my home. I paid the debt to Midland Funding in September 2021 and was told then that the lien would be removed. Almost 2.5 years later and getting close to closing (selling home) and am told that there is a lien against my home by Midland. Called Midland and my Register of Deeds. Register of Deeds states that they never received anything and I can do nothing except call Midland. Called Midland and was informed that they did what they were supposed to do but that they will have their legal team look into it.

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: There is not much here. If the judgment lien is not removed there is a small monetary penalty available. Did you go to Court? Apparently not, and that was a mistake. Slander of title would be worth little with no real damages. Hire an attorney to get the lien removed, but do not expect a suit for money. You might go to General Sessions yourself, but would ultimately have to try it twice. Collecting a judgment would be difficult.

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