What kind of property is subject to a judgment lien

What kind of property is subject to a judgment lien

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What kind of property is subject to a judgment lien?

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In Florida, real property can be subject to a judgment lien and so can personal property, but it depends on what type of judgment lien you have perfected. To secure a judgment lien on personal property, such as a vehicle or equipment or furniture, a Judgment Lien Certificate needs to be filed through sunbiz.org. That secures a judgment lien on leviable, personal property for 5 years throughout the State of Florida.

For real property, it’s different. Something has to be done with the judgment itself. It gets recorded again in the public records of the county where the judgment debtor’s property either is or may be acquired at a later time. Unless you have a certified copy of the judgment re-recorded in that particular county, it would not act as a lien on the real property that the judgment debtor may own in that county.

There are homestead laws and other matters that may come into play, but generally speaking, both real property and personal property can be the subject of a judgment lien.