Re: I Have a Lien on a Property That Was Just Quit Claimed
You can but it won't do any good. A quit claim transfers all the rights the grantor holds to the grantee with no promise they actually hold any rights. It's like an as is sale basically. Since your lien was recorded, the obligation to check the status of title was on the purchaser. Presumably they either know about the lien or didn't care enough to do a title search.
should I send her a letter telling her about the lien?
Now, if the current owner ever wishes to sell utilizing a general warranty deed, they will have to either disclose the lien or pay it the underlying debt. Even with that, the buyer can accept the property subject to the lien.
What you need to look into is any right you may have to foreclose on the property to recover your money. Offhand I do not know what is available and have not attempted to research it.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.