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How do I place a lien on a property

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how do I place a lien on a property
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.
What is the basis of the lien? Do you have a judgment? Are you a contractor?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have a Judgment, It's a civil judgment from the state of Michigan
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm not a contractor
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Is the property in Michigan?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Anne Kuffler*****BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48013
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

All you need to do is to file a Notice of Judgment lien with the court and County Recorder's office. It is also served on the judgment debtor. The clerk of the court should have the form available to fill out. Here is the relevant statute:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%28qcmyt2od1rkpgajfqgcsqag1%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-600-2805

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

600.2805 Notice of judgment lien; certification; service.

Sec. 2805.

(1) The clerk of a court that entered a judgment shall certify a notice of judgment lien that has been filed with the court and that includes all of the following:

(a) The case caption and docket number.

(b) The current name and address of the judgment creditor and, if the judgment creditor has an attorney, the attorney.

(c) The name, last 4 digits of the social security or tax identification number, and last known address of the judgment debtor.

(d) The current balance due on the judgment.

(e) The date the judgment was entered, the expiration date of the judgment, and the expiration date of the judgment lien.

(f) The signature of the judgment creditor or the judgment creditor's attorney.

(2) A notice of judgment lien need not include a legal description of the debtor's interest in real property.

(3) Except as provided by subsection (4), a copy of a notice of judgment lien that has been certified under subsection (1) shall be served by certified mail on the judgment debtor at the judgment debtor's last known address. Proof of service shall be filed with the court that issued the judgment.

(4) If the judgment that is the subject of the judgment lien is for $25,000.00 or more, a copy of a notice of judgment lien that has been certified under subsection (1) shall be personally served on the judgment debtor and proof of service filed with the court that issued the judgment.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
can you do that for me ?
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

Unfortunately, state bar regulations would prohibit that.

Here is a link to the form. You will see "Notice of Judgment Lien - MC 94":

https://www.oakgov.com/courts/dc52div4/Pages/civil/general_civil_forms.aspx

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago

The form is fairly straight-forward.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is it something I can do alone ? how can I get the defendant SSN ?
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
you can do it yourself.
The SSN can be added later
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