A lis pendens, latin for “suit pending”, is the formal notice that starts the foreclosure process. Generally speaking, a lis pendens is a written lawsuit that has been filed on real estate property.
Because Florida is a judicial state, a lis pendens must be filed in the county where the home is located. This notice makes the foreclosure proceeding public record. In other words: the public has knowledge that the property has a lawsuit taken out against it and a foreclosure response letter will be necessary to keep the legal process from proceeding.
If you have been served with a Lis Pendens notice, you most likely have only 20 days to submit a foreclosure response letter. Therefore, it's important to respond to the Lis Pendens as soon as possible
Please contact us. There is no cost to you, and we will instruct you on how to properly respond as well as give you a template Lis Pendens response letter to use for your response to the Lis Pendens notice.
*Michael Kara is not an attorney and is not practicing as one. The information is advice on how to proceed with the Lis Pendens notice.