1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Real Property Actions & Proceedings
  4. Article 13: Action to Foreclose a Mortgage


Section 1362 Payment of surplus out of court

Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA)

1. Upon confirmation of the report of sale, or upon such proceedings as are provided in section 1361, the court shall order the payment of the surplus proceeds of sale out of court to such persons as are entitled thereto.

  2. If the property sold has included a right to dower, whether inchoate or consummate, a tendency by curtesy, or any other estate for life or years, the owner of such particular estate in the real property sold is entitled to receive from the surplus, in satisfaction of his estate or interest, either a sum in gross or the earnings of a sum invested for his benefit. The determination as to whether a sum in gross or the earnings of a sum invested shall be awarded to the owner of such particular estate shall be governed by the provisions of section 968 with respect to the proceeds of a sale in partition.

  3. If real property or an interest in real property which is liable to be disposed of as prescribed in article thirteen of the surrogate's court act, be sold to satisfy a mortgage or other lien thereon, which mortgage or lien accrued during the decedent's lifetime, the surplus money shall be paid in to the surrogate's court having jurisdiction to issue letters testamentary or of administration upon the estate of the decedent, in the following cases: (a) If eighteen months have not elapsed since the date when letters testamentary or of administration were first issued. (b) If a proceeding for a judicial settlement of the accounts of such executor or administrator has been commenced within eighteen months from the date of the issue of such letters and is still pending. (c) If no such letters have been issued and two years have not elapsed since the death of the decedent.