Pennsylvania Satisfaction of Lien
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Satisfaction of Lien for Real Estate Located in Pennsylvania
Filing Satisfaction of a Mechanic's Lien Claim in Pennsylvania
Satisfactions of a Lien Claim are used when a lien claim has been fully paid and satisfied and then underlying lien is no longer necessary. Upon lien satisfaction, the lien claimant is tasked with releasing the lien or face possible civil penalty for failing to do so.
Upon payment, satisfaction or other discharge of the claim, verdict or judgment to the claimant must enter satisfaction thereof upon the record upon payment of the costs of same. 49 P.S. 704.
If the claimant fails to file the satisfaction within thirty (30) days after a written request to satisfy, the court, upon petition of any party in interest, may order the claim, verdict or judgment satisfied and the claimant shall be subject to a penalty in favor of the party aggrieved in such sum as the court in the petition proceedings shall determine to be just, but not exceeding the amount of claim. Id.
A valid satisfaction of lien identifies the parties, the property where the work or improvement took place, recording information for the filed lien, relevant dates, and any other details necessary for the situation. In addition, the form must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. Submit the completed satisfaction document to the same location where the lien was filed.
Mechanic's Liens are governed by Title 49 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Contact an attorney with questions about the Satisfaction of Lien Claim or any other issues related to mechanic's liens in Pennsylvania.