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Can you sell a house with a lien on it?

Selling a home in Louisiana is a process. There are plenty of forms for you to fill out, emails for you to respond to and contracts for you to sign. In addition to that, almost every complication has its own process. Liens are a good example of this.

You could sell your property with a lien attached to it, but that might not be your only alternative. Also, as mentioned in USA Today, you might need some experienced people on your side to help navigate to the process of selling a house with a lien. There could be other options available that would end up being more profitable, all things considered.

One of the first things you would do if you found a lien would probably be to check its validity. In certain cases, contractors might forget to remove the lien they put on your property. If the claim on your home was not valid for some reason, an attorney may be able to remove it via a court procedure.

You could also pay to remove the lien. For example, you could satisfy back taxes. However, it is important to do everything through official channels and make a written record of every step. This will help you when you move on to the process of actually getting the lien removed — just paying it off might not be enough.

There's no single solution that would work for everybody. Sometimes, you have to sell quickly. In other cases, you would need to secure the highest price — even if it takes some more time. That is why you should make sure you get a specific analysis of your case. This is not intended to be any kind of legal advice.



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