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FAQ - Real Property

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is a Lien or Encumbrance?

A lien is a legal right or interest of a creditor in the property of another, usually lasting until a debt or duty is satisfied.  An encumbrance is a claim or liability attached to property.  It includes any property right that is not an ownership interest.  A lien is a type of encumbrance.