Senate Bill 245
150th General Assembly (2019 - 2020)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MORTGAGES.
This Act amends the Real Estate Code to modernize the definition of purchase money mortgage under Delaware law to include lenders other than the seller of the mortgaged property who provide financing to purchase the property. Additionally, this Act extends the time period to record a purchase money mortgage from 5 days to 10 days and explicitly subordinates a mechanic’s lien under Chapter 27 of Title 25 to a purchase money mortgage. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing language to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual. Specifically, the existing language of § 2108 of Title 25 is redrafted in § 2018(c) and (d) in this Act.