Question: A condominium has gone into foreclosure the lending company has it back. The condominium has a lien on
it the lien was filed against the original owner.
The owner is about to file bankruptcy. Does the lien
stay with the condominium? Can the association still
collect when the property is sold?
Answer: – The foreclosure auction will wipe out any junior liens that are attached to the property if they don’t protect their position. If a judgment or lien was filed against the homeowner, then it will stay with him unless he files bankruptcy, in which in most cases, liens and judgments are wiped out. So no, the association wouldn’t be able to collect. The only liens that don’t get wiped out are the property taxes and IRS tax liens. Those get paid first when the property is taken back by the bank.