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


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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