- April 11, 2005
- All Issuing Offices in Michigan
- Redemption from Foreclosure of Mortgage, Land Contract or Execution Sale
The provisions of MCL 600.3140 Statutory Foreclosure 600.3240 Judicial Foreclosure and 600.6062 have been amended to remove from the Register of Deeds the duty to determine the amount required to redeem from a foreclosure sale.
The law now requires the purchaser at a foreclosure sale to attach an affidavit to the foreclosure deed to be recorded.
The affidavit must:
1. state the exact amount required to redeem the property,
2. state any daily per diem amounts
3. state the date by which the property must be redeemed on a certificate of the auctioneer, and
4. if the purchaser has named a designee responsible to assist the person redeeming the property in computing the exact amount required, the name of the designee must be included
The law further provides that:
1. the purchaser at foreclosure sale is bound by the redemption amount computed by its designee,
2. the sum required to redeem may be paid to:
a. the Register of Deeds
b. the foreclosure purchaser, his or her representatives or assigns
c. the officer who made the foreclosure sale
d. and if authorized in the affidavit, the designee
The amendment now provides support for past practices of relying on redemption information from and payment to the attorney for the foreclosing lender purchaser. Now we only need to review the affidavit presented to the Register of Deeds to determine the authority of such attorney.
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