2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 44-14-210 (2010)
TITLE 44 - PROPERTY
CHAPTER 14 - MORTGAGES, CONVEYANCES TO SECURE DEBT, AND LIENS
ARTICLE 7 - FORECLOSURE
PART 3 - FORECLOSURE OF DEEDS TO SECURE DEBT, PURCHASE CONTRACTS, AND BONDS FOR TITLE
§ 44-14-210 - Execution and recordation of quitclaim deed following judgment; levy and sale; disposition of proceeds; notice
44-14-210. Execution and recordation of quitclaim deed following judgment; levy and sale; disposition of proceeds; notice
(a) In cases where a contract to purchase or a bond for title has been made, where purchase money has been partly paid, or where a deed to secure a debt has been executed and the purchase money or secured debt has been reduced to judgment by the payee, assignee, or holder of the debt, the holder of the legal title or, if dead, his executor or administrator, without order of any court, shall make and execute to the defendant in fi. fa. or, if he is dead, to his executor or administrator a quitclaim conveyance to the real or personal property and shall file and have the quitclaim conveyance recorded in the clerk's office. Thereupon, the property may be levied upon and sold as other property of the defendant; and the proceeds shall be applied to the payment of the judgment or, if there are conflicting claims, the proceeds shall be applied as determined in proceedings had for that purpose.
(b) In all cases provided for in subsection (a) of this Code section, notice of the levy and time of sale shall be given by the levying officer to the vendor or holder of the title given to secure the debt, if known, and also to the defendant in fi. fa. and, in case of death, to their legal representatives. Depositing a properly addressed and stamped letter in the post office shall be deemed sufficient notice under this subsection.
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