How long is a credit card company lien remain on file?

UPDATED: Feb 18, 2012

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How long is a credit card company lien remain on file?

Supposedly there was a lien put on my property by a credit card company 9 years ago. How long does this stay on record at the courthouse?

Asked on February 18, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Pennsylvania


Michael Duffy / Duffy Law, LLC

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It it was a lien against real estate, the statute of limitations in PA is five years. For a lien against personal property, the SOL is 20 years. The lien holder can also file a "writ of revival" to extend their lien interest. If you can prove that the debt was satisfied to the court, you might be able to get it removed prior to that expiration.

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