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1.1 Million Reasons for Lien Release Rejections

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Lien Release Rejections

In 25 years of providing support and solutions to the mortgage industry, we've seen a little bit of everything. But there's almost nothing we hate to see as much as a lien release that comes back rejected – especially when it's completely avoidable.

Lien release rejection leaves lenders at risk, because it creates a break in the custody of the underlying property. Lenders can't move forward and it can take months to correct. Plus to make matters worse, the penalties for non-compliance of state statutes that could be levied on the lender will have a dramatic effect on their bottom line.

But as disruptive as lien release rejection can be, it is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. That's partly because there are so many ways a lien release can be rejected at one of the more than 3,600 recording offices across the United States. Here are the top reasons lien releases are rejected, and how to avoid them.


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