A right or claim upon real property (land) held by one other than the property owner. Encumbrances are divided into two classes, as follows:
- Liens (mortgages, deeds of trust, mechanics’ liens, local taxes, assessments, judgments, attachments, etc.).
- Encumbrances other than liens which are limitations on the ownership of the land (such as conditions, restrictions, reservations, easements, etc.).
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