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USA Statutes : washington
Title : Enforcement of judgments
Chapter : Sales under execution
RCW 6.21.080Redemption rights Sale of short term leasehold and vendor's interest under real estate contract absolute.A sale of a real property estate of less than a leasehold of two years unexpired term and a sale of a vendor's interest in real property being sold under a real estate contract shall be absolute. In all other cases, real property shall be sold subject to redemption, as provided in chapter 6.23 RCW.[1987 c 442 608; 1899 c 53 5; RRS 584. Formerly RCW 6.24.030.] RCW 6.21.020Notice of sale Personal property.Before the sale of personal property under execution, order of sale or decree, notice thereof shall be given as follows: (1) The judgment creditor shall, not less than thirty days prior to the day of sale, cause a copy of the notice of sale to be transmitted both by regular mail and by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the judgment debtor at the debtor's last known address, and by regular mail to the attorney of record for the judgment debtor, if any. The judgment creditor shall file an affidavit with the court showing compliance with the requirements of this subsection. (2) The sheriff shall post typed or printed notice of the time and place of the sale in three public places in the county in which the sale is to take place, for a period of not less than four weeks prior to the day of sale.[1988 c 231 14; 1987 c 442 602; 1984 c 276 1; 1981 c 329 1; 1935 c 35 1; RRS 582. Prior: 1927 c 69 1; 1903 c 179 1; 1899 c 53 3; 1897 c 91 1. Formerly RCW 6.24.010.]Notes:Severability -- 1988 c 231: See note following RCW 6.01.050.Application -- 1984 c 276: "The 1984 amendments to RCW 6.04.100, 6.24.010, 6.24.015, 6.24.100, 6.24.140, 6.24.145, and 6.24.180 shall apply to all executions under chapter 6.24 RCW commenced after the effective date of this act [June 7, 1984]." [1984 c 276 8.]Severability -- 1981 c 329: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1981 c 329 24.] RCW 6.21.040Notice of sale of real property Form of notice to judgment debtor.The notice of sale shall be printed or typed and shall be in substantially the following form, except that if the sale is not pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure of a mortgage or a statutory lien, the notice shall also contain a statement that the sheriff has been informed that there is not sufficient personal property to satisfy the judgment and that if the judgment debtor or debtors do have sufficient personal property to satisfy the judgment, the judgment debtor or debtors should contact the sheriff's office immediately:
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR . . . . COUNTY Plaintiff, ||>|| CAUSE NO. vs. SHERIFF'S NOTICE TOJUDGMENT DEBTOR OFSALE OF REAL PROPERTY Defendant. TO: [Judgment Debtor] The Superior Court of . . . . . . County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of . . . . . . County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described on the reverse side of this notice. If developed, the property address is: . . . . . . The sale of the above-described property is to take place:   Time: . . . . . .   Date: . . . . . .   Place: . . . . . . The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $. . . . , together with interest, costs, and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the sheriff at the address stated below: This property is subject to: (check one) 1. No redemption rights after sale. 2. A redemption period of eight months which will expire at 4:30 p.m. on the . . . . day of . . . . . . , 19. . . 3. A redemption period of one year which will expire at 4:30 p.m. on the . . . . day of . . . . . . , 19. . . The judgment debtor or debtors or any of them may redeem the above described property at any time up to the end of the redemption period by paying the amount bid at the sheriff's sale plus additional costs, taxes, assessments, certain other amounts, fees, and interest. If you are interested in redeeming the property contact the undersigned sheriff at the address stated below to determine the exact amount necessary to redeem. IMPORTANT NOTICE: IF THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR OR DEBTORS DO NOT REDEEM THE PROPERTY BY 4:30 p.m. ON THE . . . . DAY OF . . . . . . , 19. . . , THE END OF THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, THE PURCHASER AT THE SHERIFF'S SALE WILL BECOME THE OWNER AND MAY EVICT THE OCCUPANT FROM THE PROPERTY UNLESS THE OCCUPANT IS A TENANT HOLDING UNDER AN UNEXPIRED LEASE. IF THE PROPERTY TO BE SOLD IS OCCUPIED AS A PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE BY THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR OR DEBTORS AT THE TIME OF SALE, HE, SHE, THEY, OR ANY OF THEM MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING THE REDEMPTION PERIOD, IF ANY, WITHOUT PAYMENT OF ANY RENT OR OCCUPANCY FEE. THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR MAY ALSO HAVE A RIGHT TO RETAIN POSSESSION DURING ANY REDEMPTION PERIOD IF THE PROPERTY IS USED FOR FARMING OR IF THE PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD UNDER A MORTGAGE THAT SO PROVIDES. . . . . . . SHERIFF-DIRECTOR, . . . . . . COUNTY, WASHINGTON.   By . . . . . . . . . . , Deputy   Address . . . . . . . . . .   City . . . . . . . . . .   Washington 9. . . .   Phone (. . . ). . . . . . . . . .
[1987 c 442 604; 1984 c 276 2; 1981 c 329 2. Formerly RCW 6.24.015.]Notes:Application -- 1984 c 276: See note following RCW 6.21.020.Severability -- 1981 c 329: See note following RCW 6.21.020. RCW 6.21.050Time and place of sale Postponements.(1) All sales of property under execution, order of sale, or decree, shall be made by auction between nine o'clock in the morning and four o'clock in the afternoon. Sale of a public franchise under execution or order of sale on foreclosure must be made at the front door of the courthouse in the county in which the franchise was granted. Sales of real property shall be made at the courthouse door on Friday unless Friday is a legal holiday and then the sale shall be held on the next following regular business day. (2) If at the time appointed for the sale the sheriff is prevented from attending at the place appointed or, being present, should deem it for the advantage of all concerned to postpone the sale for want of purchasers, or other sufficient cause, the sheriff may postpone the sale not exceeding one week next after the day appointed, and so from time to time for the like cause, giving notice of every adjournment by public proclamation made at the same time, and by posting written notices of such adjournment under the notices of sale originally posted. The sheriff for like causes may also adjourn the sale from time to time, not exceeding thirty days beyond the day at which the writ is made returnable, with the consent of the plaintiff indorsed upon the writ.[1987 c 442 605; 1953 c 126 1; 1899 c 53 4; 1897 c 50 2; RRS 583. Formerly RCW 6.24.020.] RCW 6.21.070Manner of sale of personal property Bill of sale Sheriff's deed if real estate contract.If the sale is of personal property capable of manual delivery, and not in the possession of a third person, it shall be within view of those who attend the sale and shall be sold in such parcels as are likely to bring the highest price; and upon receipt of the purchase money, the sheriff shall deliver the property to the purchaser and shall give a bill of sale containing an acknowledgment of the payment if the purchaser requests it. A vendor's interest under a real estate contract, including vendor's legal title to the real property, shall be treated as personal property for purposes of sale, but the sheriff shall give the purchaser both a bill of sale covering the vendor's interest under the contract and a sheriff's deed covering the vendor's legal title to the real property. In all other sales of personal property, the sheriff shall give the purchaser a bill of sale with an acknowledgment of payment. The sheriff shall return the proceeds with the execution to the clerk who issued the writ for payment as required by law.[1987 c 442 607; Code 1881 362; 1877 p 78 365; 1869 p 94 358; 1854 p 183 270; RRS 586. Formerly RCW 6.24.050.] RCW 6.21.090Manner of selling real estate Sale by lot, acre Measurement.(1) The form and manner of selling real estate by execution shall be as follows: The sheriff shall proclaim aloud at the place of sale, in the hearing of all the bystanders: "I am about to sell the following tracts of real estate (here reading the description,) upon the following execution:" (here reading the execution). The sheriff shall also state the amount that is required upon the execution, which shall include damages, interests and costs up to the day of sale, and increased costs. The sheriff shall then offer the land for sale. (2) If the sale is of real property consisting of several known lots or parcels, they shall be sold separately or otherwise as the sheriff deems likely to bring the highest price, except that if an interest in a portion of such real property is claimed by a third person who, by request directed to the sheriff in writing prior to the sale or orally or in writing at the sale before the bidding is begun, requests that it be sold separately, such portion shall be sold separately. Bids on all land except town lots may be by the acre or by tract or parcel. (3) If the land is sold by the acre and any fewer number of acres than the whole tract or parcel is sold, it shall be measured off to the purchaser in a square form, from the northeast corner of the tract or parcel, unless some person claiming an interest in the land, by request directed to the sheriff in writing prior to the sale or orally or in writing at the sale before the bidding is begun, requests that the land sold be taken from some other part or in some other form; in such case, if the request is reasonable, the officer making the sale shall sell accordingly. (4) If an entire tract or parcel of land is sold by the acre, it shall not be measured but shall be deemed and taken to contain the number of acres named in the description, and be paid for accordingly; and if the number of acres is not contained in the description, the officer shall declare according to his or her judgment how many acres are contained therein, which shall be deemed and taken to be the true number of acres.[1987 c 442 609; Code 1881 363; 1877 p 79 366; 1869 p 94 359; 1854 p 181 262; RRS 587. Formerly RCW 6.24.060.] RCW 6.21.100Sale of real property to highest bidder Sheriff's return and certificate of sale.(1) The officer shall strike off the land to the highest bidder, who shall forthwith pay the money bid to the officer, who shall return the money with the execution and the report of proceedings on the execution to the clerk of the court from which the execution issued: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That when final judgment shall have been entered in the supreme court or the court of appeals and the execution upon which sale has been made issued from said court, the return shall be made to the superior court in which the action was originally commenced, and the same proceedings shall be had as though execution had issued from that superior court. (2) At the time of the sale, the sheriff shall prepare a certificate of the sale, containing a particular description of the property sold, the price bid for each distinct lot or parcel, and the whole price paid; and when subject to redemption, it shall be so stated. The matters contained in such certificate shall be substantially stated in the sheriff's return of proceedings upon the writ. Upon receipt of the purchase price, the sheriff shall give a copy of the certificate to the purchaser and the original certificate to the clerk of the court with the return on the execution to hold for delivery to the purchaser upon confirmation of the sale.[1987 c 442 610; 1971 c 81 28; Code 1881 366; 1877 p 79 369; 1869 p 95 362; 1854 p 182 265; RRS 590. Formerly RCW 6.24.090.] RCW 6.21.110Confirmation of sale Objections Resale Distribution of sale proceeds Filing of certificate.(1) Upon the return of any sale of real estate, the clerk: (a) Shall enter the cause, on which the execution or order of sale issued, by its title, on the motion docket, and mark opposite the same: "Sale of land for confirmation"; (b) shall mail notice of the filing of the return of sale to all parties who have entered a written notice of appearance in the action and who have not had an order of default entered against them; (c) shall file proof of such mailing in the action; (d) shall apply the proceeds of the sale returned by the sheriff, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to satisfaction of the judgment, including interest as provided in the judgment, and shall pay any excess proceeds as provided in subsection (5) of this section by direction of court order; and (e) upon confirmation of the sale, shall deliver the original certificate of sale to the purchaser. (2) The judgment creditor or successful purchaser at the sheriff's sale is entitled to an order confirming the sale at any time after twenty days have elapsed from the mailing of the notice of the filing of the sheriff's return, on motion with notice given to all parties who have entered a written notice of appearance in the action and who have not had an order of default entered against them, unless the judgment debtor, or in case of the judgment debtor's death, the representative, or any nondefaulting party to whom notice was sent shall file objections to confirmation with the clerk within twenty days after the mailing of the notice of the filing of such return. (3) If objections to confirmation are filed, the court shall nevertheless allow the order confirming the sale, unless on the hearing of the motion, it shall satisfactorily appear that there were substantial irregularities in the proceedings concerning the sale, to the probable loss or injury of the party objecting. In the latter case, the court shall disallow the motion and direct that the property be resold, in whole or in part, as the case may be, as upon an execution received as of that date. (4) Upon a resale, the bid of the purchaser at the former sale shall be deemed to be renewed and continue in force, and no bid shall be taken, except for a greater amount. If on resale the property sells for a greater amount to any person other than the former purchaser, the clerk shall first repay to the former purchaser out of the proceeds of the resale the amount of the former purchaser's bid together with interest as is provided in the judgment. (5) If, after the satisfaction of the judgment, there be any proceeds of the sale remaining, the clerk shall pay such proceeds to the judgment debtor, or the judgment debtor's representative, as the case may be, before the order is made upon the motion to confirm the sale only if the party files with the clerk a waiver of all objections made or to be made to the proceedings concerning the sale; otherwise the excess proceeds shall remain in the custody of the clerk until the sale of the property has been disposed of; but if the sale be confirmed, such excess proceeds shall be paid to the judgment debtor or representative as a matter of course. (6) The purchaser shall file the original certificate of sale for record with the recording officer in the county in which the property is located.[1994 c 185 3; 1987 c 442 611; 1984 c 276 3; 1981 c 329 3; 1899 c 53 6; RRS 591. Prior: 1897 c 50 14; Code 1881 367; 1877 p 79 370; 1869 p 95 363; 1854 p 182 266. Formerly RCW 6.24.100.]Notes:Application -- 1984 c 276: See note following RCW 6.21.020.Severability -- 1981 c 329: See note following RCW 6.21.020. RCW 6.21.120Sheriff's deed to real property sold.In all cases where real estate has been, or may hereafter be sold by virtue of an execution or other process, it shall be the duty of the sheriff or other officer making such sale to execute and deliver to the purchaser, or other person entitled to the same, a deed of conveyance of the real estate so sold. The deeds shall be issued upon request immediately after the confirmation of sale by the court in those instances where redemption rights have been precluded pursuant to RCW 61.12.093 et seq., or immediately after the time for redemption from such sale has expired in those instances in which there are redemption rights, as provided in RCW 6.23.060. In case the term of office of the sheriff or other officer making such sale shall have expired before a sufficient deed has been executed, then the successor in office of such sheriff shall, within the time specified in this section, execute and deliver to the purchaser or other person entitled to the same a deed of the premises so sold, and such deeds shall be as valid and effectual to convey to the grantee the lands or premises so sold, as if the deed had been made by the sheriff or other officer who made the sale.[1987 c 442 612; 1965 c 80 5; 1899 c 53 16; RRS 603. Prior: 1897 c 50 16. Formerly RCW 6.24.220.]Notes:Sheriff, successor to complete process: RCW 36.28.130. RCW 6.21.130Effect of reversal of judgment on sale of real property.A purchaser of real property sold on execution, or a purchaser's successor in interest, who is evicted in consequence of the reversal of the judgment may recover from the plaintiff in the execution the price paid with interest and the costs and disbursements of the eviction suit.[1987 c 442 613; Code 1881 368; 1877 p 80 371; 1869 p 96 364; RRS 592. Formerly RCW 6.24.110.]

USA Statutes : washington