A property lien is a legal claim on assets that allows the holder to obtain access to the property if debts are not paid. These can be granted for repossessing property, including a home, if the owner has defaulted on mortgage payments.
A property lien is unpaid debt on a piece of property. It’s a legal notice and denotes legal action taken by a lender to recover the debt they are owed. It can come from unpaid taxes, a court judgement, or unpaid bills and can slow down the homebuying process when unattended.