In California, a judgment lien can be attached to the debtor's real estate -- meaning a house, condo, land, or similar kind of property interest -- or to the debtor's personal property -- things like cars, boats, jet skis, motorcycles, jewelry, art, antiques, and other valuables. A mechanics lien is a "hold" against your property, filed by an unpaid contractor, subcontractor, laborer, or material supplier, and is recorded with the county recorder's office. If unpaid, it allows a foreclosure action, forcing the sale of the property in lieu of compensation. A Private Property Lien is for an owner, or agent of the owner of property, that is in possession of a vehicle or vessel that has been left abandoned or unwanted, and title to sell or dispose is unavailable.
When a person repairs, tows or stores a vehicle or vessel and has not been paid by the owner of the vehicle for services rendered, that person has a lien against the vehicle. The lien arises when the owner is provided a written statement of charges for the services rendered or the service is completed, which ever occurs first. If a vehicle is towed by a law enforcement agency or private towing company, the lien arises at the time the vehicle is towed.
For a person to conduct a lien sale, they must have physical possession of the vehicle in the State of California.
A lien sale is a public auction. Anyone may appear and bid. Sealed bids are not allowed. The lienholder has the right to bid at the sale.
To successfully record your lien, you need to comply with notice requirements, prepare and format documents according to great detail, meet certain deadlines, and record with the proper office. There are plenty of opportunities to make a mistake, and any small mistake can invalidate your lien.
Upon completion of the lien form, we receive complete ownership information regarding the vehicle(s) at which point we notify the legal, registered owner and any interested parties through certified mail. After obtaining a grant of transfer from the DMV you, will receive a lien sale packet. The packet will then be used to dispose, register or sell the vehicle.
Owners, employees, and/or associates of Interstate Lien Sale Services are not licensed to provide legal advice. The information. If you have questions concerning the law or your rights, we advise you to seek legal advice from a licensed professional.
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