We applied for a home equity line of credit on our home purchased in 1979. I have clear title on the house, dated 1988 & 1992, no mortgage. A lien popped up during the application from 1977, apparently from a mortgage 2 owners ago, from a finance co. that no longer exists. What do I do?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Contact the title company you used when you bought your house. This is what title insurance is supposed to insure you against.
I agree with Arnold. If they missed it, they should be responsible to discharge it.