How can I get mine and my husband's name released from an old defunct bank loan lien that has been paid of for over 20 years now? We have receipts stating it has been cancelled and paid but none that state 'satisfied'. We are applying for a bank loan. Thank you. Lydia
1 Answer from Attorneys
The bank you are applying to will probably be getting title insurance on the loan. Ask the title insurance company how to locate the agency or bank that took over the old bank's assets. The title company may assist you in having the lien released. Do any of the receipts actually refer to the lien or mortgage and say that it has been released or paid off, and is that receipt signed by an officer of the bank and notarized? If so, that document may be recorded [again, ask the title company] to clear the client.
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