Judgements: Bona Fide Purchasers

While an uncertified or improperly recorded judgment may not legally create a lien against real property it may, in the case of a transaction involving anyone other than a bona fide purchaser for value and without notice (i.e., an arms length transaction), adversely affect the rights of the purchaser – especially if the conveyance was made for fraudulent purposes to the detriment of the debtor’s creditors.