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Title 12 : Court Procedure

Chapter 172 : Foreclosure of Mortgages

Subchapter 004 : Foreclosure by Nonjudicial Sale

(Cite as: 12 V.S.A. § 4967)
  • § 4967. Recording following sale

    (a) Within 90 days after the sale, the mortgagee selling pursuant to the power shall cause the foreclosure deed and an accompanying affidavit to be recorded in the land records of the town where the property is situated. The affidavit setting forth fully and particularly the mortgagee’s acts with respect to the sale of the mortgaged property, including the dates that notices of the sale were published, shall set forth facts showing that no person in interest is in the military service as defined in the Service Members Civil Relief Act of 2003. The affidavit or a duly certified copy thereof shall be admissible in evidence on the issue of whether the power of sale was duly executed.

    (b) If the recording required by this section is prevented by an order or stay of any court, the time for such recording shall be extended until 10 days after the expiration or removal of such order or stay.

    (c) If the recording required by this section is made more than 60 days after the sale, the affidavit shall state why the recording was not made earlier.

    (d) Failure to record the deed and affidavit within the statutory period required by this subsection shall render the sale void and of no effect only as to liens or other encumbrances of record intervening between the day of the sale and the time of recording of the deed and affidavit.

    (e) Correction of error. In case of an alleged error or omission in the affidavit, the court, on petition and after notice to interested parties, may validate the affidavit or authorize the recording of an affidavit amending, correcting, or in substitution for an affidavit so recorded, and the affidavit so authorized to be recorded or a certified copy of the record thereof shall have the same effect and shall be admitted in evidence as if it had been recorded within the 90-day period required by this section. (Added 2011, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)