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Real Estate Glossary

Definitions of Common Real Estate Terms

Involuntary Lien

(1) A lien imposed against property without consent of an owner which typically are property taxes special assessments and federal income taxes.

(2) A lien imposed upon property by the operation of law rather than at the will of the owner. Property taxes, federal income taxes, bonded assessments, and abstracts of judgment are examples of involuntary liens.