Yesterday, Governor Ever’s signed Emergency Order #15 which reiterated the public health emergency relating to COVID 19. It’s title: “Temporary Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures” also implies that foreclosure actions can not be filed or advance. That is not the case. Here is what the Order states relative to Foreclosures:
“7. Mortgagees are prohibited from commencing a civil action to foreclose upon real estate.
8. Mortgagees are prohibited from requesting or scheduling a sheriff’s sale of the mortgaged premises.
9, Sheriffs may not conduct sheriff’s sales of mortgaged premises nor may sheriffs act on any order of foreclosure or execute any writ of assistance related to foreclosure.
10. Nothing in this Order shall be construed to affect the ability to commence a civil action to foreclose upon real estate under Section 846.102 [abandoned premises] of the Wisconsin Statutes.
11. No provision in this order should be construed as relieving an individual of their obligations to pay rent, make mortgage payments, or any other obligation an individual may have under a tenancy or mortgage.”
The Order expires on May 26, 2020.