815.55 815.55 Execution sale; deed when to issue; limitation. If after the expiration of 15 months from the time of the sale of any real estate upon execution any part of the premises sold shall remain unredeemed, the sheriff of the county in which the real estate is situated shall, on demand, execute a deed for the unredeemed premises to the person entitled to the deed. The deed shall convey all of the right, title and interest which was sold upon the execution, except that no deed shall be issued after 20 years from the date of the sale.
815.55 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.55; 1997 a. 254.
815.56 815.56 Sheriff's deed; grantee if purchaser dead. If the person who would be entitled to a deed of real estate sold on execution dies before the delivery of that deed, the sheriff shall execute a deed to the decedent's personal representative who shall either hold the real estate in trust for the use of the heirs or devisees of the decedent, subject to the surviving spouse's right to elect under s. 861.02 (1), or sell the real estate for the payment of debts in the same manner as lands owned by the decedent.
815.56 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); 1975 c. 94 s. 91 (5); 1975 c. 199; Stats. 1975 s. 815.56; 1983 a. 186; 1985 a. 37; 1987 a. 393 s. 53; 1997 a. 188; 2001 a. 102.
815.57 815.57 Sheriff's deed, recovery of purchase price on eviction. If the purchaser of real estate sold on execution, the purchaser's heirs or assigns shall be evicted from such real estate, or if in an action for the recovery thereof judgment shall be rendered against the purchaser or the purchaser's heirs or assigns in consequence of any irregularity in such sale, or of the judgment upon which such execution issued being vacated or reversed, the purchaser or the purchaser's heirs or assigns may recover of the party for whose benefit such real estate was sold the amount paid on the purchase thereof, with interest.
815.57 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.57; 1993 a. 486.
815.58 815.58 Execution sale; judgment, creditor's further remedy. The party for whose benefit real estate was sold on execution and the party's personal representatives, upon recovery being had against him or her under s. 815.57 in consequence of any irregularity in such sale, may have further execution upon the judgment to levy the sum paid on such sale, with interest. Such judgment shall be effectual for that purpose against the defendant, the defendant's personal representative, heirs and devisees; but not against any purchaser in good faith or any encumbrancer whose title or whose encumbrance accrued before the levy of such execution.
815.58 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761, 781 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.58; 1993 a. 486; 1995 a. 225.
815.59 815.59 Contribution when lands of several are sold on execution.
815.59(1)(1)When lands of several persons shall be liable to satisfy any final judgment and the whole of such judgment or more than a due proportion thereof shall be paid by one of such persons or shall be levied upon the lands of any one or more of such persons, the persons so aggrieved or their personal representatives may compel a just contribution by all the persons whose lands ought to contribute to said satisfaction.
815.59(2) (2)Such lands are liable to contribution in the following order:
815.59(2)(a) (a) If they were conveyed by the defendant in the execution, they are liable in succession, commencing with the lands last conveyed.
815.59(2)(b) (b) If they were sold under execution against the defendant, they are liable in succession, commencing with the lands sold under the youngest judgment.
815.59(2)(c) (c) If there be lands so liable, which were conveyed by the defendant in execution, and also lands which were sold under execution against the defendant the lands are liable in succession, according to the order herein prescribed.
815.59 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.59; 1993 a. 486.
815.61 815.61 Proceedings to recover contribution. In an action to compel contribution under s. 815.59 the court shall, in a proper case, permit the plaintiff to use the original judgment and issue execution thereon, for the amount which ought to be contributed by the lands subject to the lien of such judgment, and for that purpose such original judgment shall remain a lien, when preserved as provided in s. 815.62, for the term of 10 years from the date of the entry thereof, to the extent of the sum which ought to be so contributed, but in all cases such liens shall continue for the purposes above stated for 3 years after any sale under which contribution is claimed.
815.61 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761, 781 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.61.
815.62 815.62 Lien, how preserved after execution sale; clerk's fee. To preserve the lien of the original judgment upon lands and subject them to sale on execution under s. 815.61, the person aggrieved shall, within 20 days after the payment for which he or she claims a contribution, file an affidavit with the clerk of circuit court in which the original judgment was rendered, stating the sum paid and his or her claim to use the judgment for the reimbursement of the payment. The clerk of circuit court shall enter in the judgment and lien docket the sum paid and that the judgment is claimed to be a lien in that amount. To preserve the lien upon property situated in a county other than the county where the circuit court that rendered the judgment is located, a similar affidavit and notice shall be filed with the clerk of circuit court for that county and a like entry made upon the judgment and lien docket in that county. The fee of the clerk of circuit court for making the entry is prescribed in s. 814.61 (5).
815.62 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761, 781 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.62; 1981 c. 317; 1995 a. 224.
815.63 815.63 Sheriff's deed; writ of assistance. Whenever title has been perfected to any real estate sold on execution, or to any part or interest in the real estate, and the defendant in execution, or any other person claiming under the defendant by title accruing subsequently to the entry of the judgment in the judgment and lien docket upon which the judgment was issued, shall be in possession of that real estate or part or interest in that real estate, and, upon demand of the person in whom the title has been perfected, refuses to surrender the possession, the person may apply to the court from which the execution issued, by verified petition, for a writ of assistance to obtain possession. A copy of this petition, with a notice of the time and place when and where the petition will be presented, shall be served upon the person against whom the writ is issued at least 10 days before the petition is presented. The petition may be served as a summons in an action in the circuit court. The court may direct the writ to issue, and the writ shall be executed and return made in the same manner as upon a sale upon a judgment for foreclosure of a mortgage.
815.63 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.63; 1977 c. 449; 1995 a. 224.
815.63 Cross-reference Cross-references: The general provision for writs of assistance is s. 815.11.
815.64 815.64 Judgment lien, how discharged on redemption.
815.64(1)(1)When any judgment debtor or person claiming under the judgment debtor has redeemed the lands or any part of or interest in the lands sold on execution the person or officer to whom the redemption money was paid shall execute, acknowledge and deliver to the redeemer a certificate, attested by 2 witnesses, containing all of the following:
815.64(1)(a) (a) A statement of the fact of the redemption.
815.64(1)(b) (b) The date of the redemption.
815.64(1)(c) (c) The amount of money paid to redeem the lands or interests in lands.
815.64(1)(d) (d) A description of the lands or interests in the lands so redeemed.
815.64(2) (2)A certificate executed under sub. (1) may be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the lands are situated, and shall be presumptive evidence of the redemption of the lands described in the certificate from the execution sale and from the lien of the judgment by virtue of which the execution sale was made.
815.64 History History: Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 761 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 815.64; 1993 a. 486; 1997 a. 254.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 184 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on March 28, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after March 28, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 3-28-20)