claimed ownership for his land


Senior Member
Hello everyone

A man borrowed money from some people. He bought a piece of land. He failed to pay off his debts. Now, all his creditors claimed ownership for his land.
I mean that piece of land is the man's only asset and his creditors want to sell that land to have their money back.

Does the highlighted part sound correct in this context?
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    I would use "ownership of" instead of "ownership for". Then it sounds correct.

    Note: in the US, creditors can't claim the land unless the debt specifically mentions the land. Creditors aren't allowed to "take anything the debtor owns".

    This may be different, in other countries.

    This may have been different 100 or 200 years ago.
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