Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 5A of chapter 254 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third and fourth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following three paragraphs:-
Such notice of sale in the above form, published in accordance with the provisions of this section, together with such other or further notice, if any, required by the court, shall be deemed a sufficient notice of the sale and the premises shall be deemed to have been sold, and the deed thereunder shall convey the premises, subject to, and with the benefit of, all restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, and first mortgages recorded prior to the recording of the complaint, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, or first mortgages is made in the deed; but no purchaser at such sale shall be bound to complete the purchase if there are encumbrances, other than those included in the notice of the sale, which are not stated at the sale and included in the auctioneer's contract with the purchaser.
The person or entity selling, or their attorney, may cause a copy of the notice and an affidavit, stating that the requirements of the court order and of this section have been complied with, to be recorded with a note of reference thereto on the margin of the record of the complaint previously recorded, and such affidavit or a certified copy of the record thereof shall be admitted as evidence that the sale was duly executed.
For the purposes of this section, the term "recorded" shall mean recorded in the registry of deeds or land registration office for the county or district where the land lies.