Discharge of Lien by Bond Form - Monroe County
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Discharge of Lien by Bond Guide - Monroe County
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*The Following Kentucky and Monroe County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.
Transfer tax is collected on the actual consideration stated and paid or to be paid in the deed. If the deed is a gift or indicates nominal consideration only, tax must be paid on the estimated price of the property and this form is required. It confirms any consideration stated in the deed and adds the estimated fair cash value the property would bring in an open market. A brief list of exemptions can be downloaded here. For a more detailed list and further information, download the relevant statutes posted under Transfer Tax Information.
Transfer Tax Information
These excerpts from Kentucky statutes list the exemptions from transfer tax in detail. If the document is exempt from transfer tax, it must be stated on the document.
The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.
If you are 65 years old or disabled you may qualify for a homestead exemption on your property taxes.
Release of Lien in Kentucky by Execution of Bond
Executing a bond is one way to remove mechanic's liens levied on a property. A bond is an amount that can be posted with a surety or other agency that guarantees payment to a contractor or other lien claimant. In return for this assurance, the claimants release the liens.
In Kentucky, the owner or claimant of a property covered by a lien, (or any contractor or other person contracting with the owner or claimant for the furnishing of improvements or services), may, at any time before a judgment is rendered to enforce the lien, execute with the county clerk in the county where the lien was filed, a bond for double the amount of the lien claimed. K.R.S. 376.100. The bond and release must be approved by the clerk and are conditioned upon the obligors satisfying any judgment that may be rendered in favor of the person asserting the lien. Id. So, if the lien is filed for $5,000, a bond of $10,000 must be executed to discharge the lien.
The release document identifies the parties, recording details of the filed lien, and the effective date of the release. The bond shall be preserved by the clerk, and upon its execution the lien upon the property shall be discharged. Id. The person asserting the lien may make the obligors in the bond parties to any action to enforce the claim, and any judgment recovered may be against all or any of the obligors on the bond. Id.
This article is provided for information purposes only and should not be relied on as a substitute for the advice from a legal professional. If you have questions about posting a bond to release a lien, or any other issues related to liens in Kentucky, please speak with a licensed attorney.
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