Ask Nick

This installment of “Ask Nick” with Fortune Title Agency President Nicholas Timpanaro deals with bail bonds and foreclosures. We thought this may be a topic of interest, so we wanted to share Nick’s answer with you.

Question:  There is a bail bond that was not joined in the foreclosure action. I see there is a statute regarding the six-year expiration of a criminal recognizance lien (NJSA 2A:162-5). Can you advise if this lien falls under that statute? The lien is from 2007 for $50,000.

Nick’s Answer: The bail bond is recorded as a Mortgage. Therefore, it does not follow the six-year term and does not fall under the statute referenced above. You will need to contact the lender and have them discharge the lien.

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Nick Timpanaro built Fortune Title Agency off of his reputation for being the most knowledgeable foreclosure title expert.

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