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Title 12 : Court Procedure


Subchapter 003 : Foreclosure by Judicial Sale

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 4948)
  • § 4948. Reinstatement of mortgage prior to sale

    (a) Upon agreement of the mortgagor and mortgagee, the mortgagor may reinstate or modify the loan after the expiration of the redemption period set forth in the judgment order but before the public sale. Upon reinstatement or modification of the loan, the mortgagee shall execute a waiver of foreclosure and, after receiving court approval, record it in the land records of the city or town where the mortgaged property lies. Upon recording, the waiver of foreclosure shall operate to terminate the foreclosure and restore the parties and all junior lienholders to the positions they held prior to the filing of the foreclosure, as amended by any modification agreement between the mortgagor and mortgagee.

    (b) The following form of waiver of foreclosure may be used. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the use of other forms or to prevent alteration of the form as circumstances require:




    MORTGAGEE, holder of record of a mortgage deed dated ________, 20____ and of record in Book ________ at Page ________ of the City/Town of ____________ Land  Records ("the Mortgage") executed and delivered to it by MORTGAGOR(S) covering real estate located in the Town of ____________, Vermont hereby acknowledges and agrees:

    1. For the breach of the condition of the Mortgage, MORTGAGEE initiated a foreclosure action against MORTGAGOR by Complaint for Foreclosure dated ____________, 20____ which is of record in Book ________ at Page ________ of the Town of __________ Land Records.

    2. That MORTGAGOR(S) has/have now cured the default and requested reinstatement of the Mortgage and the MORTGAGEE agrees to reinstate the mortgage, as amended by any modification agreement between the mortgagor and mortgagee.

    NOW THEREFORE, MORTGAGEE does hereby acknowledge that it has received payment of the arrearages due it under the Mortgage and the promissory note which it secures, and in consideration thereof, does hereby waive the above-entitled foreclosure action and release unto said MORTGAGOR, his/her/its heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns, all claims asserted in the foreclosure action. THE MORTGAGE IS NOT DISCHARGED.

    This waiver is given pursuant to 12 V.S.A. § 4948. This waiver shall have no effect on the Mortgage referenced above other than to reinstate the same, as amended by any agreement between the mortgagor and mortgagee, and the rights of all parties named in the foreclosure action, as well as the rights of any junior lienholders, remain intact, except as amended by any agreement between the mortgagor and mortgagee, as if no foreclosure had been commenced. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said MORTGAGEE has caused this instrument to be executed by its duly authorized agent this ________ day of ____________ , 20____.


    By: __________________

    Its Duly Authorized Agent

    Printed Name: ______________

    State of __________

    County of ____________

    At ____________ in said County and State, then personally appeared the above-named duly authorized agent who acknowledged the foregoing waiver of foreclosure to be his/her free act and deed and the free act and deed of the MORTGAGEE.

    Before me, ____________

    Printed Name:______________

    Notary Public

    My Commission expiration ____________


    The request for waiver of foreclosure is SO ORDERED this ________ day of ____________, 20____.


    Superior Court Judge


    (Added 2011, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)