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    SimCity Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 31, 2007, 11:26 AM
    Selling before they put lien on house
    My mother-in-law is in a bit of trouble and may have a lean on her house put into effect. She wants me to buy it from her before this happens... what kinds of issues should I be worried about?
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    mr.yet Posts: 1,725, Reputation: 176
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    Jan 31, 2007, 12:09 PM
    If you buy any property and the date of the sale there is no lien on that property, than you are clear of any involvement about alleged lien.

    A title serach would be the proper course of action in this case, to see if that alleged lien is there.
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    Justice Matters Posts: 210, Reputation: 27
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    Jan 31, 2007, 01:33 PM
    In some jurisdictions, there are laws allowing creditors to attach liens or writs to transferred property if the creditor can convince a court that the transfer was done with the intent to frustrate creditors.

    In Ontario, where we are based, the statute that deals with this is called the Fraudulent Conveyances Act.
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    Jan 31, 2007, 01:44 PM
    While I agree with Mr Yet, I would be concerned about what Justice mentioned. I was about to mention something similar. If you buy the house and she continues to live in it, a court is likely to deem it a fraudulent transfer. Now, not only is she in trouble, but you are too.

    If she is getting a judgmeent against her in small claims court, being able to put a lien on her home is not too likely. Even if it happens, it only means the lien has to be satisifed when the house is sold.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,301, Reputation: 7692

    Jan 31, 2007, 05:33 PM
    And you actually have to buy it, pay her what it is really worth, if you don't have that much money you will have to get a mortgage and pay her the money.

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