I am a landlord in Pennsylvania and am in the process of an eviction of a very bad tenant. There will be a judgement for back rent and damages, however, the personal property of the tenant is pure junk with one exception.
The exception is a car that has a lien on it. The current loan holder of the vehicle has a lien and can turn off the vehicle remotely and at will.
Is the vehicle subject to seizure for repayment?
Once the property has been seized by the Sheriff, what is the procedure for the disposal of the asset according to law? (In general terms.)
For example, Would I be able to attain the right to sell the property? How would the original lien be settled? If there is insufficient asset value to properly secure the amount owed to me taking into account the previous lien, how is that settled?
I realize this seems a bit broad, however, this question should be answerable in just a few simple paragraphs. Any reference to actual PA law will certainly help to keep the answer short.
I have been going around and around looking for the answer in PA law, and so far, what I have seen pertains to Commonwealth seizure of assets in criminal proceedings and is not clear in civil proceedings.