The handbook discusses the processes involved in creating and enforcing a lien, as well as the different ways in which a lien can be removed.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Anyone looking to buy or sell a home, or any type of real estate, will likely have to deal with property liens. To help people understand and navigate the property lien landscape, CourthouseDirect.com has produced an eBook entitled “The Lien Handbook: An A to Z Guide on All Things Property Liens.”
As explained in the guide, a lien is a legal claim to a piece of property. Liens are created whenever a property owner owes a debt to another party, and the property is used as collateral for that debt. If someone files a lien against a property, that property cannot be sold until the lien is removed.
Most pieces of real estate do have at least one lien filed against them, which is why it is useful to understand the details of how liens work. There are many types of property liens described in the eBook, and the liens can be created in different ways. Mortgages, home equity loans, divorces, court judgments, hospital stays and home improvement contracts can all create liens against a property. Failing to pay child support, rent or taxes can also result in a lien.
The handbook discusses the processes involved in creating and enforcing a lien, as well as the different ways in which a lien can be removed. It also includes tips on how to prevent liens on your own property, and how to search property records to ensure there are no hidden liens on any real estate you may be interested in purchasing.
CourthouseDirect.com provides property and legal record search services, including the ability to search for property liens. Since 1982, the Houston-based company has offered the nation's largest and most comprehensive repository of courthouse documents online. Their searchable database includes a wide range of public and real property records, grantor/grantee indexes and document images for over 500 counties across the United States. Besides providing easy information access, the company also offers professional research, consulting, training and GIS mapping services. Courthouse Direct.com makes it easy for attorneys, appraisers, abstractors, surveyors, landmen, investors, and real estate professionals to save time and money when accessing the property information they need. For inquiries, the company can be contacted online or by phone at (713) 683-4000.