What if there is a lien that existed against land before purchase by a city? Again state law should be checked to determine whether or not liens that are filed against private land later purchased by a city become invalid or remain enforceable. In Texas, the general rule is that liens that existed on private land later purchased by a city are invalid.
Both companies and cities should always have their attorney review lien rights whenever there is proposed construction on public property or when there is a proposed purchase of private land by a city.
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