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I am borrowing money from and individual. Along with our agreement, can a lien in his name be placed on my car (as collateral) to secure this loan?
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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

To answer directly, yes, the individual can go to the DMV and attach a lien against the vehicle so as to perfect his interest in the property. Such an option is very possible and fairly easy to record.

Good luck.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the response. One follow up, the lender lives in Florida I have come here to Florida to visit but the car is registered in Maryland. Would the lien be filed here in Florida? I will not be returning to Maryland for some time.

Thank you for your follow-up.

That is a good question. The lien would be filed in the state where the vehicle is registered. The lien holder can also file for a lien in the state and jurisdiction where the potential defendant (the debtor) resides, but it would be a bit more complicated since in that case the order would be against the individual and not against the vehicle.

Good luck.

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