589. Foreclosure or sale.

589.     Foreclosure or sale.

Where the mortgagee is suing for foreclosure only, the claim is that an account may be taken of what is due to him on the mortgage, which must be specifically described, for principal, interest and costs, and that the mortgage may be enforced by foreclosure1. If the mortgagee is willing to have a sale directed by the court, he will claim foreclosure or sale, but even if foreclosure only is claimed the court may still direct a sale2.