Liens on Property (Support)

Liens on Property (Support)

SB 904 (Powell) and HB 599 (Altman) provide that liens placed on property after a final judgment of foreclosure but prior to judicial sale are not discharged by Florida’s lis pendens statute. In some instances, years can pass between a final judgment of foreclosure on a property and the time property is sold in a judicial sale. During this period, cities are often faced with placing code enforcement liens on the property while it sits vacant, waiting to be sold. This legislation would clarify that a city could place liens on the property for code violations that occurred between the final judgment and foreclosure sale. (Cruz)