I wish to clarify.1. The RCW allows us to lien the vessel without judgement but only for two months rent? 2. If we wish to foreclose, we must have a judgment? Or can we file for ownership due to abandonement and then sell or auction the vessel. 3. If the owner comes back and pays two months rent we cannot lien the vessel and he can take it?
We have also filed a claim, but the court date is another 4 months away. We cannot afford to pay his continuing moorage.
Alright Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX just hard to understand the legaleze of the RCW.
I do not wish to keep the boat , I just wish to foreclose , sell it and get our due moorage. But do I still need a legal judgement or is the Lien for two months enough to start foreclosure?
I need to notify by certified mail the owner of notice to foreclose, and then I can apply for title and sell the vessel. If I receive more than the amount due plus reasonable expenses to sell the vessel, I must try to return the difference to the owner?
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