A lawyer will perform a title search to ensure that land does not have encumbrances. Encumbrances are liens or judgments. A lien results from a debt connected to property. Before an owner can sell land with a lien, the owner must pay off the debt. A lien could be connected with unpaid property taxes, income taxes, child support, or contractor work. With a judgment lien, a creditor places a lien on land after suing the owner and winning a court judgment.
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