Good Catch ALTA!  Another new lien has been introduced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that could impact our title searches, abstracting, closing and title insurance policies. But what type of lien? We don’t know – perhaps a mortgage type lien, or perhaps a tax or assessment lien?

Accordingly, ALTA has sent a must read ALTA letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency asking for clarification about the process by which a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lien is created, administered and satisfied. Without additional information regarding PACE liens, abstractors will not be able to properly identify whether or not property being searched has a PACE  lien. Additionally, it is not clear the priority of such lien – upon recording, or as a form of  government taxation. Read More at Business Wire and Housing Wire