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encumber

To place a burden or a charge upon property.Commonly used to mean placing a mortgage, but may include other liens, easements, covenants, and restrictions. The burden is called an encumbrance.

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In a surrender to a creditor by deed in lieu of foreclosure, the consideration will include the entire amount of the liabilities encumbering the property.
The New York State Department says that all liabilities encumbering a property are included in consideration, regardless of whether the owner is completely relieved from such liability.
Simultaneously with the closing of the loan, the Operating Partnership transferred to Prime Equity (i) its interest in the Junior Loan encumbering Continental Towers, (ii) its 50% common membership interest in 77 West Wacker Drive, L.
5 million encumbering 46 drugstores leased to subsidiaries of CVS Corp.
Fitch will remain focused on the credit support of the unencumbered pool and whether it is significantly eroded through asset sales or encumbering of assets with mortgage debt to warrant a ratings downgrade.
The Lehman loan is secured by a first mortgage encumbering the Company's One IBM Plaza office property located at 330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
7 million encumbering the fee interests in 84 drugstores leased to subsidiaries of CVS Corp.
The credit lease-backed certificates are collateralized by a first mortgage and assignment of lease encumbering a condominium interest in a two-story industrial building in Yonkers, N.
Daniels on July 30, 2002, prevents Muller and other cross-defendants from selling, transferring, or encumbering any assets and property of the company, from selling or transferring any SWA stock that they may own or control, or from taking any action to injure SWA or its business and shareholders.
Among other things, the TRO prohibits Muller from serving as an officer or director of SWA and enjoins Muller and others from selling, conveying, transferring or encumbering any shares which Muller controls or in which he has an interest, pending the court's hearing on the application for preliminary injunction.