Lis Pendens Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Lis Pendens, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Lis Pendens?

(n) Lis Pendence is the notification made to refer the existence of a legal suit, pending legal claim in the property under reference. The Latin word means suit pending with reference to that property. Lis Pendence informs the general public, proposed buyers or financiers etc, that a potential claim exists.