When a mortgagee of real property, or an assignee of the mortgagee, dies without foreclosing the mortgage, the mortgaged premises and the debts secured by the mortgage shall be considered personal assets in the possession or under the control of the executor or administrator of the estate of the mortgagee or assignee, and shall be administered and accounted for as such.
If the mortgagee or assignee did not obtain possession of the mortgaged premises in the mortgagee's or assignee's lifetime, the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased mortgagee or assignee may take possession of the premises by open and peaceable entry or by action, as the deceased might have done if living.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .