This is becoming more and more a frequent occurrence due to current environment, where so many previous home owners went into default, and left with violations or unpaid bills. However, you do not have to be a victim, or worry about these potential unrecorded liens, such as code, utilities, waste, and municipal liens -if your title company is also using a professional lien search company. Most reputable companies are using one, so check to be sure. They should be using one in conjunction with the title search if you are in a lien superior state. A good company currently performing this service is Property Debt Research in Florida.