We specialize in the research and reporting of unrecorded liabilities by identifying financial obligations that have the potential to become a lien against a property. A municipal lien search can prevent problems in the transfer of a residential or commercial real estate title resulting in a successful transaction for all parties.
A municipal lien search is necessary beause it identifies all pending issues or fees related to the property that are not recorded with the Clerk of Courts. That means that these items will not appear on a title search. Any issues or fees can be subject to a municipal lien if left unresolved. These are the responsibility of the current property owner but if left unresolved will stay with the property and, upon transfer of real property ownership, will become the responsibility of any future owner until resolved.
Our team works to identify all outstanding residential and commercial property debt so you are assured of complete disclosure and can attend to the required resolution as quickly as possible:
• Identification and status of all utilities (water / sewer / storm water / solid waste / natural gas / electric)
• Property tax
• Code violations
• Open/expired permits
• Special assessments
• Full disclosure of resulting liens and payoff requirements/procedures
• Payoff demands/ledgers/W-9s
We stand behind our results in assisting our clients with post-closing and title lien curative issues. Our services are also backed by a $1,000,000 E & O insurance policy.