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When Does a Lis Pendens on Real Estate Property in California End?


Lis Pendens means pending action. It consists of a notice filed with the court against a specific parcel of land. The notice is filed in conjunction with a pending civil action. The term has the same meaning and application in California as in other states.


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Landlord & Tenant Law on Notice of Rent Increase in California Lis Pendens means pending actionIt consists of a notice filed with the court against a specific parcel of landThe notice is filed in conjunction with a pending civil actionThe term has the same meaning and application in California as in other statesOnce filed, it remains in effect until it is terminated by consent, expungement or completion of the civil action (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Purpose and Use Lis pendens maintains the current legal statusIt prevents the transfer of real property because no one will buy land subject to a lis pendensThe underlying civil action must involve title or possession to real property, such as a lawsuit by a buyer against a seller requesting conveyance of land that was the subject of a contract to purchaseLis pendens is not authorized for normal civil suits, such as an action to recover money damagesIts misuse can subject an individual to an action for attorney fees and damages Consent When the civil action that gave rise to the lis pendens is settled by consent of all the parties, the lis pendens endsIt is removed, or cancelled, by the party who filed it originallyIts removal is part of the settlement agreement and its purpose has been served var VIEWPORT_WIDTH = document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.body.clientWidth; if (VIEWPORT_WIDTH */ } Expungement California law provides a remedy for the owner of real property who believes a lis pendens has been wrongly filedThat remedy is an expungement actionIf successful, the lis pendens is removed and releasedOne basis for an expungement is failure to follow proper filing proceduresCalifornia law sets forth strict proceduresLis pendens is a proper remedy, but failure to follow its rules leads to dismissalImproper use when a civil action does not relate to title or possession of real property is another grounds for expungementIn expungement actions, the person filing the lis pendens must show that his case has a reasonable chance of successIf he cannot meet this burden, expungement will be granted along with the possibility of attorney fees and costs Completion If a lawsuit is not settled and expungement is not granted, then lis pendens will end when the civil action is completed and all appeals are overThe lis pendens is, in effect, replaced by the judgment entered and its effect on the real property var ad_height, adblocked_ad_height, VIEWPORT_WIDTH = document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.body.clientWidth; if (VIEWPORT_WIDTH > 500) { ad_height = '455px'; adblocked_ad_height = '350px'; } else { ad_height = '555px'; adblocked_ad_height = '350px'; } document.getElementById('ggads').style.height = ad_height; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); var mainAds = $('.main-ad-con'); if (mainAds.length '); document.getElementById('ggabads').style.height = adblocked_ad_height; (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); } window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-a', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails – Demand 3X2', target_type: 'mix' }); References (3) Los Angeles County Bar Association: Gimme 5: What Every Lawyer Should Know about Obtaining and Expunging a Lis PendensLaw Offices of Kenny Tan: Lis PendensForry Law Group: Recording a Notice of Pendency of Action (Lis Pendens) Can Preserve the Status Quo in a Real Estate Dispute About the Author Robert Alley has been a freelance writer since 2008He has covered a variety of subjects, including science and sports, for various websitesHe has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina Photo Credits Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images Suggest a Correction (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); var div = document.getElementById('top-sidebar-widget'); var innerDiv = document.createElement('div') var VIEWPORT_WIDTH = document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.body.clientWidth; if (VIEWPORT_WIDTH > 500) { innerDiv.id = 'A300' div.appendChild(innerDiv) /**/ } else { innerDiv.id = 'B300' div.appendChild(innerDiv) /**/ } Related Articles Does a Foreclosure Need to Be Recorded?State of California Apartment Lease LawsHow to Add an Eviction to a Tenant's Credit ReportThe Meaning of an AffidavitCan a Notice of Eviction Be Cancelled?Can a Landlord Deliver a 3-Day Notice to Your Job? 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