Posts Tagged ‘real property’

Slander of Title

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

When taking a lien on real estate, you should be wary of the concept of “slander of title.”  Slander of title results when a false and malicious statement is made against a person’s title to real property.  In some circumstances, a mortgage lien could be the subject of a slander of title lawsuit.  (more…)

Automatic Judgment Liens in Indiana

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Under Indiana law, a final judgment for the recovery of money or costs constitutes a lien on the judgment debtor’s real property located in the county where the judgment has been entered and indexed in the judgment docket.  The lien attaches automatically when the judgment is entered and indexed. (more…)

Judgment Liens in Kentucky

Monday, March 8th, 2010

In some states, such as Indiana, a judgment automatically becomes a lien upon real property located in the county in which the judgment was obtained.  In these states, if a judgment is obtained in one county, and real property is located in another county, then the bank must docket the judgment in the county in which the real property is located in order to obtain a lien upon the land. (more…)