(a) Any judgment shall decree the amount of the continuing lien against each parcel to be foreclosed, and shall order the parcel to be sold on execution as in other cases of the sale of real property by process of the court except:

(1) Notwithstanding Section 701.545 of the Code of Civil Procedure, notice of sale of any lot or parcel included in the judgment may be given pursuant to Section 701.540 of the Code of Civil Procedure any time after the expiration of 20 days after the date notice of levy on the interest in real property was served on the judgment debtor or debtors, provided that the lot or parcel to be sold is not a dwelling for not more than four families and provided that all parties whose liens are extinguished by the foreclosure judgment were either defendants in the foreclosure action or, for those parties who acquired an interest in a lien on the parcel after the recording of notice of the pending foreclosure action, received constructive notice of the action.

Terms Used In California Government Code 53356.5

  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Education Code 19431
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 19404
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.

(2) Whenever notice of sale may be given after the expiration of 20 days after the date notice of levy was served as provided in paragraph (1), the 30-day time period contained in subdivision (h) of Section 701.540 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall be reduced to 10 days.

(3) Upon proof that the lot or parcel to be sold is not a dwelling for not more than four families, and upon determining that all parties whose liens are extinguished by the foreclosure judgment were either defendants in the foreclosure action or, for those parties who acquired an interest in a lien on the parcel after the recording of notice of the pending foreclosure action, received constructive notice of the action, pursuant to Section 716.020 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the court shall order that paragraphs (1) and (2) apply to any judgment previously entered.

(4) The minimum bid amount provided in Section 53356.6 shall apply instead of subdivision (a) of Section 701.620 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(5) The local agency may bid at the price provided in Section 53356.6 by giving the levying officer a written receipt crediting all or part of the amount required to satisfy the judgment. If the local agency becomes the purchaser pursuant to bid, the local agency shall pay the amount of its credit bid into the redemption fund within 24 months of the date of the foreclosure sale.

(6) Notwithstanding subdivision (c) of Section 701.620 of the Code of Civil Procedure, if the minimum price required to be paid for a lot or parcel pursuant to Section 53356.6 is not obtained at a foreclosure sale, upon written request of the local agency, the levying officer shall retain the writ of sale and, provided that the writ of sale has not been returned to the court pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 699.560 of the Code of Civil Procedure, give notice of sale pursuant to Section 701.540 of the Code of Civil Procedure without relevying on the property.

(7) As provided elsewhere in this chapter.

(b) The judgment amount shall include reasonable attorneys’ fees to be fixed by the court, together with interest, penalties, and other authorized charges and costs (all calculated up to date of judgment).

(c) The foreclosure action shall be governed and regulated by the provisions of this chapter, and also where not in conflict with this chapter, by other provisions of law generally applicable to foreclosure actions.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 946, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1998.)