The sale of a relative's estate has hit a snag. A lien for credit card debt was discovered when the title search was done. Although the debt was subsequently cancelled, the buyers attorney is saying he is still concerned that there is not a clear title since the bank holding the lien, although having cancelled the debt, will not remove the lien. Why can this be? The buyer is asking for this amount to be taken off the selling price of the property. I don't see what difference this would make regarding the lien. This is a cash deal and not involving obtaining a mortgage from a bank.