If a judgement was filed against someone and then their house is forclosed on by the bank, what ate the lienholder’s rights?

I won a judgement against the defendant last year. Then 5 months ago, his house was foreclosed on and last month and after that the deed to the house was sold to another company. Should I have received my money from my judgement because of the foreclosure or before the deed changed hands or not?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you had appeared in the action, and there were excess moneys after the bank was paid, yes. If not, your lien on the property is wiped out.


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