What can I do about getting a lien removed by a company that is no longer in business?

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What can I do about getting a lien removed by a company that is no longer in business?

Asked on October 17, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, New Jersey

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the company that has liened your property is no longer in business you need to try and ascertain who on behalf of the entity could possibly sign a release of the lien so that it can be recorded on your property.

If you cannot ascertain anyone associated with the company that can sign a lien release, you will need to consult with an attorney that deals with liens about filing a petition in your county court house to deem that the lien is no longer valid. Once done and you get an order stating such from the court, you then record a certfied copy if such an order on your property.

Such in and of itself will eliminate the lien that you have written about as a matter of law.


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