Liens on Property (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

Liens on Property (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

CS/CS/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 it 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. This legislation may limit the ability of local governments to collect fines for code violations by ensuring that local governments cannot enforce a lien against a foreclosed property between the date of the foreclosure sale and the date title to the property is transferred to the purchaser. (Cruz)