576. When sale is directed.

576.     When sale is directed.

A sale is generally directed where the property is worth more than the amount secured by the mortgage, to enable a mortgagor who cannot raise the sum required to redeem to get the benefit of the surplus1. It may also be directed to avoid the delay and expense which is occasioned by foreclosure and redemption in a case where there are a great number of successive mortgages2. An order for sale will not be made in the absence of any evidence as to the value3, nor against the claimant's wish if the