facing forelcosure from prior owner's lien
We purchased a property last year and went thru the normal closing and title insurance process. However, now a lien holder has come forward and has started to foreclose on our house for a lien that belonged to the previous owner (the seller in our case) that they said was released due to a mistake. Can they foreclose my property to recover that lien even though I had nothing to do with it and when we bought the property the lien was showing as a release.
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Re: facing forelcosure from prior owner's lien
This is just the thing your title insurance should cover. Send copies of the foreclosure paperwork to the title company, TODAY, along with a letter stating you are making a claim under your policy and demanding that the title insurer protect your property from foreclosure.