Property lien

Is there a statue of limitations for a lien placed on a piece of property in Georgia or does the lien remain in place until the property is sold?

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The lien will remain until either:  the underling judgement for the lien is paid; or until the property is sold.  If the sale does not cover the entire cost of the judgment, then has to any remaining balance the judgement stays in effect.

Note:  A judgment is valid for seven years.  It can be renewed every seven years.

 


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