STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT OF 1966 (EXCERPT)
Act 346 of 1966
125.1449v Foreclosure against residential property not exceeding 4 units and not more than 3 acres; applicability of section.
(1) For purposes of this chapter, if foreclosure proceedings have been commenced under this chapter against residential property not exceeding 4 units and not more than 3 acres in size, abandonment of premises shall be conclusively presumed upon satisfaction of all of the following requirements:
(a) The mortgagee has made a personal inspection of the mortgaged premises and the inspection does not reveal that the mortgagor or persons claiming under the mortgagor are presently occupying or will occupy the premises.
(b) The mortgagee has posted a notice at the time of making the personal inspection and has mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, a notice to the mortgagor at the mortgagor's last known address, which notices state that the mortgagee considers the premises abandoned and that the mortgagor will lose all rights of ownership 30 days after the foreclosure sale unless the mortgagor; the mortgagor's heirs, executor, or administrator; or a person lawfully claiming from or under 1 of them provides the notice described in subdivision (c).
(c) Within 15 days after receipt of a notice required by subdivision (b), the mortgagor; the mortgagor's heirs, executor, or administrator; or a person lawfully claiming from or under 1 of them does not give written notice by first-class mail to the mortgagee at an address provided by the mortgagee in the notices required by subdivision (b) stating that the premises are not abandoned.
(2) This section applies to a foreclosure proceeding filed or pending after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this section.
History: Add. 1993, Act 221, Imd. Eff. Oct. 29, 1993
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