* Review request for action by client.
* Order or perform title search.
* Inspect property and, if necessary, make arrangements for boarding up vacated premises.
* Order appraisal.
* Order tenant/debtor search if necessary.
* Draft foreclosure report and/or memorandum to client.
* Review foreclosure report with respect to priority of lienholders, whether any assignments are to be made, and determine
parties to be served.
* Draft foreclosure complaint.
* Draft and record notice of Lis Pendens to warn all persons that title is in litigation.
* Draft motions and orders for default.
* Check for federal tax liens 30 days prior to sale.
* Check for unpaid real and personal property taxes. Confirm any penalty and interest calculations.
* Draft decree of foreclosure.
* Record all proofs of service, affidavits of mailing, and notices of publication prior to sale.
* If appropriate, draft and serve notice of nonjudicial sale on IRS.
* Draft trustees' notice of sale and arrange for publication.
* Draft bid sheet for sale.
* Draft deed in lieu of foreclosure and estoppel affidavits.
* Draft and serve trustees' notice of sale on grantor's subsequent lien creditor.
* Pursuant to local authority, appear at time and place set for sale to bid on behalf of client or postpone sale.
* Draft post-sale documents, including motion for writ of assistance and order approving sale.
* Draft trustees' deed or sheriff's deed after sale.
* Draft notice of maritime lien.
* Draft complaint, satisfaction, and decree for foreclosure of maritime lien.
* Draft correspondence to occupants giving notice to vacate.
* Draft complaint in forcible detainer action to remove occupants.
* Take possession, satisfy, and transmit promissory note and original deed of trust to trustees.
Note - Some of the information contained in the Litigation and Real Estate sections of this publication also includes
work performed in the Foreclosure specialty area.