SENATE BILL NO. 5771



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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senator Nelson



Read first time 2/7/89 and referred to Committee on  Law & Justice.



AN ACT Relating to the assignment of rents; and amending RCW 7.28.230.




        Sec. 1.  Section 498, page 130, Laws of 1869 as last amended by section 1, chapter 122, Laws of 1969 ex. sess. and RCW 7.28.230 are each amended to read as follows:

          (1) A mortgage of any interest in real property shall not be deemed a conveyance so as to enable the owner of the mortgage to recover possession of the real property, without a foreclosure and sale according to law:  PROVIDED, That nothing in this section shall be construed as any limitation upon the right of the owner of real property to mortgage, pledge or assign the rents and profits thereof, nor as prohibiting the mortgagee, pledgee or assignee of such rents and profits, or any trustee under a mortgage or trust deed either contemporaneously or upon the happening of a future event of default, from entering into possession of any real property, other than farm lands or the homestead of the mortgagor or his successor in interest, for the purpose of collecting the rents and profits thereof for application in accordance with the provisions of the mortgage or trust deed or other instrument creating the lien, nor as any limitation upon the power of a court of equity to appoint a receiver to take charge of such real property and collect such rents and profits thereof for application in accordance with the terms of such mortgage, trust deed or assignment.

          (2) Until paid, the rents and profits of real property constitute real property for the purposes of mortgages, trust deeds or assignments whether or not said rents and profits have accrued.  The provisions of RCW 65.08.070 as now or hereafter amended shall be applicable to such rents and profits, and such rents and profits are excluded from Article 62A.9 RCW.

          (3) The recording of an assignment, mortgage, or pledge of unpaid rents and profits of real property, intended as security, in accordance with RCW 65.08.070, shall immediately perfect the security interest in the assignee, mortgagee, or pledgee and shall not require any further action by the holder of the security interest to be perfected as to any subsequent purchaser, mortgagee, or assignee.  Any lien created by such assignment, mortgage, or pledge shall, when recorded, be deemed specific, perfected, and choate.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 9, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                             Passed the House April 3, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.