A Lien Search protects a buyer from unknowingly acquiring debt from municipal charges. It is a search to discover unrecorded municipal liens, code violations, special assessments, unpaid utility bills, unsafe structures, code violations and open or expired permits issues that are associated with residential or commercial real estate.
What Are Unrecorded Liens?
Unrecorded liens result from situations where the property owner fails to remit payment to a municipality or fails to comply with the local code. In some cases, these situations can lead to a lien being placed on the property. Municipal lien searches uncover these on both residential and commercial real estate.