If an individual has a lien on a property I own and is then convicted of a felony unrelated to his business with me, is the lien still alive?

Somebody who has placed a lien on a property I own has recently been convicted of
a felony and sent to jail, of which he will probably not be getting out unless
he lives to be 115 yrs old. Is his lien still alive? Thanks for your help

Asked on April 12, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Ohio


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, his lien is still "alive" or valid. A person's criminal conviction has no bearing on any other legal claims, rights, or liens that he or she has, and being convicted or even incarcertated does not invalidate or void any claims or liens.

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