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House Bill 1537

House Bill 1537

ARCHIVE (2013)

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Abandoned houses. Permits an enforcement authority to file a praecipe for a sheriff's sale following a foreclosure action if: (1) the creditor does not file a praecipe within 30 days; and (2) the enforcement authority has issued an abatement order with respect to the property. Requires the plaintiff in a mortgage foreclosure action to notify the appropriate enforcement authority: (1) when the plaintiff files the complaint; and (2) if the complaint is dismissed. Permits an enforcement authority to petition a court to determine that a property is abandoned before a creditor has filed a foreclosure action. Requires the enforcement authority to serve a copy of its petition on the debtor, creditor, and any other appropriate party. Provides that, if a court finds that the property is abandoned, the creditor must file a foreclosure action within 90 days. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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