LIENS, MORTGAGES AND PLEDGES
45-1506. Manner of foreclosure — Notice — Sale. (1) A trust deed may be foreclosed in the manner provided in this section.
(2) Subsequent to recording notice of default as hereinbefore provided, and at least one hundred twenty (120) days before the day fixed by the trustee for the trustee’s sale, notice of such sale shall be given by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the following persons or their legal representatives, if any:
(a) The grantor in the trust deed and any person requesting notice of record as provided in section 45-1511, Idaho Code.
(b) Any successor in interest of the grantor including, but not limited to, a grantee, transferee or lessee, whose interest appears of record prior to the recording of the notice of default, or where the trustee or the beneficiary has actual notice of such interest.
(c) Any person having a lien or interest subsequent to the interest of the trustee in the trust deed where such lien or interest appears of record prior to the recording of the notice of default, or where the trustee or the beneficiary has actual notice of such lien or interest.
(3) The disability, insanity or death of any person to whom notice of sale is to be given under subsection (2) of this section shall not delay or impair in any way the trustee’s right under a trust deed to proceed with a sale under such deed, provided the notice of sale required under subsection (2) of this section has been mailed as provided by law for service of summons upon incompetents or to the administrator or executor of the estate of such person.
(4) The notice of sale shall set forth:
(a) The names of the grantor, trustee and beneficiary in the trust deed.
(b) A description of the property covered by the trust deed.
(c) The book and page of the mortgage records or the recorder’s instrument number where the trust deed is recorded.
(d) The default for which the foreclosure is made.
(e) The sum owing on the obligation secured by the trust deed.
(f) The date, time and place of the sale which shall be held at a designated time after 9:00 a.m. and before 4:00 p.m., standard time, and at a designated place in the county or one (1) of the counties where the property is located.
(5) At least three (3) good faith attempts shall be made on different days over a period of not less than seven (7) days, each of which attempts must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the day of the sale, to serve a copy of the notice of sale upon an adult occupant of the real property in the manner in which a summons is served. At the time of each such attempt, a copy of the notice of sale shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the real property unless the copy of the notice of sale previously posted remains conspicuously posted. Provided, however, that if during such an attempt personal service is made upon an adult occupant and a copy of the notice is posted, then no further attempt at personal service and no further posting shall be required. Provided, further, that if the adult occupant personally served is a person to whom the notice of sale was required to be mailed, and was mailed, pursuant to the foregoing subsections of this section, then no posting of the notice of sale shall be required.
(6) A copy of the notice of sale shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in each of the counties in which the property is situated once a week for four (4) successive weeks, making four (4) publishings in all, with the last publication to be at least thirty (30) days prior to the day of sale. It shall be unlawful for the trustee for the trustee’s sale to have a financial interest in a newspaper publishing such notice or to profit, directly or indirectly, based on the publication of such notice of sale and such conduct shall constitute a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(7) An affidavit of mailing notice of sale and an affidavit of posting, when required, and publication of notice of sale as required by subsection (6) of this section shall be recorded in the mortgage records in the counties in which the property described in the deed is situated at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of sale.
(8) The sale shall be held on the date and at the time and place designated in the notice of sale or notice of rescheduled sale as provided in section 45-1506A, Idaho Code, unless the sale is postponed as provided in this subsection or as provided in section 45-1506B, Idaho Code, respecting the effect of an intervening stay or injunctive relief order. The trustee shall sell the property in one (1) parcel or in separate parcels at auction to the highest bidder. Any person, including the beneficiary under the trust deed, may bid at the trustee’s sale. The attorney for such trustee may conduct the sale and act in such sale as the auctioneer of trustee. The trustee may postpone the sale of the property upon request of the beneficiary by publicly announcing at the time and place originally fixed for the sale the postponement to a stated subsequent date and hour. No sale may be postponed to a date more than thirty (30) days subsequent to the date from which the sale is postponed. A postponed sale may itself be postponed in the same manner and within the same time limitations as provided in this subsection. For any loan made by a state or federally regulated beneficiary, which loan is secured by a deed of trust encumbering the borrower’s primary residence as determined pursuant to section 45-1506C(1), Idaho Code, the trustee, prior to conducting any trustee’s sale previously postponed pursuant to this section, shall mail notice of such trustee sale at least fourteen (14) days prior to conducting such sale by the same means and to the same persons as provided in subsection (2) of this section. The trustee or beneficiary shall, prior to conducting the trustee’s sale, record an affidavit of mailing confirming that such notice has been mailed as required by this section. The filing of such affidavit of mailing is conclusive evidence of compliance with this section as to any party relying on said affidavit of mailing.
(9) The purchaser at the sale shall forthwith pay the price bid and upon receipt of payment the trustee shall execute and deliver the trustee’s deed to such purchaser, provided that in the event of any refusal to pay purchase money, the officer making such sale shall have the right to resell or reject any subsequent bid as provided by law in the case of sales under execution.
(10) The trustee’s deed shall convey to the purchaser the interest in the property which the grantor had, or had the power to convey, at the time of the execution by him of the trust deed together with any interest the grantor or his successors in interest acquired after the execution of such trust deed.
(11) The purchaser at the trustee’s sale shall be entitled to possession of the property on the tenth day following the sale, and any persons remaining in possession thereafter under any interest except one prior to the deed of trust shall be deemed to be tenants at sufferance.
(12) Whenever all or a portion of any obligation secured by a deed of trust which has become due by reason of a default of any part of that obligation, including taxes, assessments, premiums for insurance or advances made by a beneficiary in accordance with the terms of the deed of trust, the grantor or his successor in interest in the trust property or any part thereof, or any beneficiary under a subordinate deed of trust or any person having a subordinate lien or encumbrance of record thereon, at any time within one hundred fifteen (115) days of the recording of the notice of default under such deed of trust, if the power of sale therein is to be exercised, or otherwise at any time prior to the entry of a decree of foreclosure, may pay to the beneficiary or their successors in interest, respectively, the entire amount then due under the terms of the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby, including costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the terms of such obligation and a reasonable trustee’s fee subject to the limitations imposed by subsection (6) of section 45-1502, Idaho Code, and attorney’s fees as may be provided in the promissory note, other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred, and thereby cure the default theretofore existing, and thereupon, all proceedings theretofore had or instituted shall be dismissed or discontinued and the obligation and deed of trust shall be reinstated and shall be and remain in force and effect, the same as if no acceleration had occurred.
(13) Any mailing to persons outside the United States and its territories required by this chapter may be made by ordinary first class mail if certified or registered mail service is unavailable.
(14) Service by mail in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be deemed effective at the time of mailing.
(15) On or after the tenth day, as provided in subsection (11) of this section, if the property is reasonably determined by the purchaser to be unoccupied, the purchaser may:
(a) Dispose of any titled personal property remaining on the premises in the manner described by applicable law; and
(b) Remove any nontitled personal property from the premises and place it in suitable storage. The purchaser may dispose of the nontitled personal property only after providing ninety (90) days’ written notice as follows:
(i) First class mail to the last known address of the last known occupant of the property; and
(ii) Posting a notice in a conspicuous place on the premises that such nontitled personal property may be disposed of following such ninety (90) day period, and providing a name, address and phone number to contact regarding further information as to the location and disposition of such nontitled personal property; and
(iii) The notice shall generally describe the nontitled personal property that was left on the premises and that the purchaser intends to dispose of the property and the anticipated method of disposition.
(c) If the owner of the nontitled personal property fails to claim the nontitled personal property within ninety (90) days of the date that written notice was provided under paragraph (b) of this subsection, then any and all of his rights in said property shall extinguish, and the purchaser shall have no further liability regarding said property or to any potential claimants of said property.
[45-1506, added 1957, ch. 181, sec. 6, p. 345; am. 1967, ch. 74, sec. 1, p. 170; am. 1983, ch. 190, sec. 3, p. 516; am. 1990, ch. 401, sec. 2, p. 1123; am. 2011, ch. 323, sec. 1, p. 939; am. 2012, ch. 326, sec. 1, p. 905; am. 2016, ch. 364, sec. 1, p. 1071.]