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51. Answer Of Lienholder

(Caption as in Complaint)


  1. defendant (by his/her attorney, ) states that (s)he claims to have a lien against the property described as Tract(s) No(s). in the Complaint filed herein.
  2. The nature and extent of the lien so claimed is:
  3. At the time of the filing of the Declaration of Taking, , in this proceeding, there was due and owing upon the indebtedness secured by said lien the sum of $.
  4. There is now due and owing upon said indebtedness the sum of $.

Wherefore, defendant prays that this court enter an order disbursing to him/her out of the funds on deposit to the credit of the aforesaid tract(s) the amount of $.

Dated this the day of , 19__.

(Signed by defendant lienholder or his/her attorney)


[cited in ENRD Resource Manual 7]

Updated September 19, 2018