2005 California Probate Code Sections 10350-10351 of Defaulting Purchaser for DamagesPROBATE CODE
10350. (a) If after court confirmation of sale of real or personal property the purchaser fails to comply with the terms of sale, the court may, on petition of the personal representative, vacate the order of confirmation, order a resale of the property, and award damages to the estate against the purchaser. (b) Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given as provided in Section 1220 to the persons designated by that section and the notice and a copy of the petition shall be given to the buyers and brokers named in the order confirming sale, except that notice need not be given to a defaulting purchaser whose written consent to the petition is filed with the court before the hearing. (c) Notice of the resale of the property shall be given as provided in this chapter for a sale of the property in the first instance. (d) Proceedings after notice of the resale shall be as provided in this chapter for a sale of the property in the first instance. (e) If the property is resold, the defaulting purchaser is liable to the estate for damages equal to the sum of the following: (1) The difference between the contract price of the first sale and the amount paid by the purchaser at the resale. (2) Expenses made necessary by the purchaser's breach. (3) Other consequential damages. 10351. (a) The court may vacate the order of confirmation of a sale of real or personal property and make an order confirming the sale to the new high bidder if both of the following requirements are satisfied: (1) A petition is filed within 60 days after confirmation of the sale showing that (A) the purchaser at the sale has failed to complete the purchase and (B) a bid has been made for the property in the same or a higher amount, on the same or better terms, and in the manner prescribed in the original notice of sale. (2) The sale has not been vacated pursuant to Section 10350. (b) Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given as provided in Section 1220 to the persons designated by that section and the notice and a copy of the petition shall be given to the buyers and brokers named in the order confirming sale, except that notice need not be given to a defaulting purchaser whose written consent to the vacation of the order confirming the sale is filed with the court prior to the hearing. (c) If the report and petition for confirmation of the second sale are not filed within 60 days of the confirmation of the first sale, the property may be resold only in the manner provided in Section 10350.
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