How to Remove a Bail Bond Lien on a Property
Bail Bonds can be incredibly expensive. So much so that many opt to have a bail bond lien placed on their home or property. After the trial and all fees have been paid, many are left wondering .
The issue is complex, as there are varying state laws and specifics around bail bond liens. Additionally, there are different types of liens associated with bails. Our guide below can help provide you with some basics, and DoNotPay can even help get your bail bond lien removed.
What is a bail bond lien?
A bail bond lien is used as a way to provide collateral to a bail bond company. If you need a bond service but don't have the means to pay upfront, then a lien may be placed on your property as collateral for a bail bond debt.
Should you not be able to pay the debt to the bondsman, they may have your property seized as a way for them to collect debt payment.
A bail bond lien should not be confused with a property bond. A property bond covers the bond amount directly with the court via a property lien.
Paperwork Needed to Have a Bail Bond Lien Removed from Your Property
You need to submit paperwork to .
|The Deed of Trust||This is the agreement signed between you and the bail bond company. It should detail dates, dollar amounts, and the overall agreement of the bail bond lien.|
|Full Reconveyance||This is issued by the court after the suspect has attended all court appearances. This verifies that the bail amount has been exonerated and returned to the bail bond company.|
|Payment receipts||Even with a property lien, bail bond companies will typically expect to be paid 10% of the bail amount. Be sure that you have a detailed paper trail of payments when trying to get a bail bond lien removed from your property.|
How to Remove a Bail Bond Lien from Your Property
- Generally, a bail bond company will remove the property lien after they have been paid their fee in full and the defendant has received the Full Reconveyance.
- If the lien has not been removed after all these requirements have been satisfied, the issue may be resolved by simply contacting the bail bond company. Bail bond companies have the reputation of being disorganized. Sometimes a friendly reminder with accompanying paperwork is all that is needed.
- If the bail bond company refuses to remove the lien after being reminded, then it may be time to escalate. The next step is to file a Petition to Nullify Wrongful Lien.
- Petitioning to nullify a wrongful lien will have different requirements in different states. Sometimes, it may even be handled at the county level. Additionally, different jurisdictions may have different names for this process.
- In any case, be prepared to have all your supporting documents included in the petition. Include your Deed of Trust, Full Reconveyance, and payment receipts to the bond company in your letter of petition.
Problems Trying to Get Your Bail Bond Lien Removed on Your Own
As there are many different jurisdictions governing the issue of bail bond lien removal, finding helpful information on your jurisdiction's procedures can be challenging. If the bail bond company is not cooperating, the whole process can be made even more difficult.
DoNotPay can help.
How to Get Your Bail Bond Lien Removed with Donotpay
Instead of dealing with the hassle of trying to , DoNotPay can make the process much easier, regardless of your jurisdiction. If you have all the proof that the bail bond requirements have been fulfilled, we can create your petition letter for you. In many situations, we can get the lien removed in about 30 days.
All you need to do is follow these three simple steps to get started:
- Search for remove my lien on DoNotPay.
- Start our Remove My Lien product.
- Answer some questions about your specific lien and let us help you craft a letter to your creditor to resolve the issue.
Hit submit and that's it! We will submit the lien removal letter to the court on your behalf.
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