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Home Q&A Forum My brother paid off the mortgage loan of my parent's home in California in Jan 2021. In return the ownership was transferred to his name. However, in mid 2023 a lien was put on the property for $80K. We had no idea who filed, after talking with my father he told us that could be a judgement for him to pay back for the "zeek reward" scheme that he joined from more than 10 years ago. Is that legal for the lien to be on the property now that my father is not the owner?

Debt Collection

Lien

California

Asked on Feb 5, 2024

My brother paid off the mortgage loan of my parent's home in California in Jan 2021. In return the ownership was transferred to his name. However, in mid 2023 a lien was put on the property for $80K. We had no idea who filed, after talking with my father he told us that could be a judgement for him to pay back for the "zeek reward" scheme that he joined from more than 10 years ago. Is that legal for the lien to be on the property now that my father is not the owner?

The house is an investment property with renters, my father lives in one room and we do have a rental agreement with him. He manages the property since my brother and sister who are the owners of the property are living in different states.

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Debt Collection

California

Answered 21 days ago

Joseph M.

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If the judgment was against your father and not you then you should be able to fight the lien.

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