Property Lien

A property lien is a legal claim on a tract of real estate granting the holder a specified amount of money upon the sale of the property. Such liens are often used to ensure the payment of a debt, with the property acting as collateral against the amount owed. A mortgage is the best example of a property lien.

While very beneficial to debt collectors, property liens can be a headache for inattentive homebuyers. That's why, in addition to mortgage insurance, it can sometimes be helpful for potential property owners to purchase some type of title insurance as well.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lien — / lēn/ n [Anglo French, bond, obligation, literally, tie, band, from Old French, from Latin ligamen, from ligare to bind]: a charge or encumbrance upon property for the satisfaction of a debt or other duty that is created by agreement of the… …   Law dictionary

  • LIEN — (Heb. שִׁעְבּוּד נְכָסִים, Shibud Nekhasim). The Concept Jewish law enables the creditor to exercise a lien over all the debtor s property, in addition to his remedies against the debtor personally. This lien automatically comes into existence on …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • property — prop·er·ty n pl ties [Anglo French propreté proprieté, from Latin proprietat proprietas, from proprius own, particular] 1: something (as an interest, money, or land) that is owned or possessed see also asset, estate, interest …   Law dictionary

  • lien — a charge upon a specific property designed to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) A charge against or interest in property to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation. A… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • Lien (disambiguation) — Lien may refer to:In law:* Lien, the broadest term for any sort of charge or encumbrance against an item of property that secures the payment of a debt * Lien avoidance, action taken to clear title to land from a judgment lien arising out of pre… …   Wikipedia

  • Property — is any physical or virtual entity that is owned by an individual. An owner of property has the right to consume, sell, mortgage, transfer and exchange his or her property.cite web|url=http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/property.html|titl… …   Wikipedia

  • Lien — (l[=e]n or l[imac] [e^]n; 277), n. [F. lien band, bond, tie, fr. L. ligamen, fr. ligare to bind. Cf. {League} a union, {Leam} a string, {Leamer}, {Ligament}.] (Law) A legal claim; a charge upon real or personal property for the satisfaction of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • property right — n 1: a right or interest in or involving property (as real property) a conflict between environmental regulations and property rights 2: property interest at interest 3b …   Law dictionary

  • Lien — (Snogebæk,Дания) Категория отеля: Адрес: 3730 Snogebæk, Дания Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • lien, judgment — n. A lien that a judgment creditor is entitled to file against a judgment debtor’s property, often in order to sell the property at a sheriff’s sale. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.