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OTS 4.1

4.1 ENCUMBRANCES-COURT COSTS

Problem A:

When should an objection be made to a title because of unpaid court costs assessed against one or more owners in the chain of title?

Standard A:

An objection should be made only when such unpaid costs are a lien.

Comment A:

Court costs are a lien only when execution has been duly levied on the property or when a certificate of judgment has been filed during the judgment debtor's ownership of the property.

(Effective November 1, 1952.)

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