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Can a credit card company put a lien on a house that you own with another person or by yourself to try to collect their money?

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May 25, 2005 5:08PM

It depends. Some credit cards come to you as equity loans (you activate the card, it gives you a limit on the card equal to the equity on your house) and if you don't pay off the loan, the house belongs to the company. If it is a regular credit card and you don't pay, they may take you to court and win a judgment against you. That would allow them to put a lien on the house in the amount of the judgement. So, to answer your question, yes, there are ways that a credit card company can put a lien on your house.