Property Lien

I was just notified that a Claim of Lien has been placed on my property. What are my rights to have this lien removed once I pay off the fees? I am not familiar with the Lien laws in North Carlina. Can you help? The lien is for late homeowners association fees.

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area.  If the condo association files a lien and you pay it off, the condo association is required by law to file a release of lein.  otherwise, they are clouding title and are exposed to damages.  I suggest that you make the payment and send a letter enclosing the payoff check and ask them to remove the lien and provide you with a copy of the release of lien for your records.  If they fail to release the lien withn 2 weeks, you should go see a lawyer and sue them for clouding title.


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