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The servicer is authorized to evaluate the borrower for a payment deferral without receiving a complete Borrower Response Package (BRP). When the servicer offers a payment deferral without receiving a complete BRP, the servicer is not required to send an Evaluation Notice, or equivalent.
If the borrower submitted a complete BRP, then the servicer must evaluate the borrower in accordance with D2-2-05, Receiving a Borrower Response Package. The servicer is authorized to use an Evaluation Notice, but must make the appropriate changes as necessary, including to the applicable Frequently Asked Questions, to reflect the terms of the payment deferral.
In order to be eligible for a payment deferral, the following criteria must be met.
|✓||Eligibility Criteria for a Payment Deferral|
|The mortgage loan must be a conventional first lien mortgage loan, and may be a fixed-rate, a step-rate, or an ARM.|
|The mortgage loan must meet the following delinquency
|The servicer must achieve QRPC with the borrower
D2-2-01, Achieving Quality Right Party Contact with a Borrower for additional information).
Additionally, the servicer must confirm that the borrower:
|The mortgage loan must have been originated at least 12 months prior to the evaluation date for a payment deferral.|
|The mortgage loan must not have received a previous payment deferral.|
|The mortgage loan must not be subject to
|The borrower must not have failed a non-disaster related mortgage loan modification Trial Period Plan within 12 months of being evaluated for eligibility for a payment deferral.|
|The mortgage loan must not have been modified with a non-disaster related mortgage loan modification within the previous 12 months of being evaluated for eligibility for a payment deferral.|
A Texas Section 50(a)(6) loan is eligible for a payment deferral if
the requirements described in Determining Eligibility for a Payment Deferral are satisfied, and
the application of a payment deferral to the mortgage loan complies with applicable law.
If the servicer receives notice from the borrower that a payment deferral fails to comply with Texas Section 50(a)(6) requirements, the servicer must immediately, but no later than seven business days after receipt, take the actions listed in the following table.
|✓||The servicer must|
|Inform our Legal department by submitting a Non-Routine Litigation Form (Form 20) and include the borrower notice in its submission.|
|Collaborate with us on the appropriate response, including any cure that may be necessary, within the 60-day time frame provided by the requirements of Texas Section 50(a)(6).|
The servicer must defer the past-due P&I payments as a non-interest bearing balance, due and payable at maturity of the mortgage loan, or earlier upon the sale or transfer of the property, refinance of the mortgage loan, or payoff of the interest-bearing UPB. All other terms of the mortgage loan must remain unchanged.
Any existing non-interest bearing balance on the mortgage loan remains due and payable at maturity of the mortgage loan, or earlier upon the sale or transfer of the property, refinance of the mortgage loan, or payoff of the interest-bearing UPB.
The servicer must complete (i.e., submit the case via Fannie Mae’s servicing solutions system) a payment deferral in the same month in which it determines the borrower is eligible.
The servicer is authorized to use an additional month to allow for sufficient processing time (“processing month”) to complete a payment deferral. In this circumstance
the borrower must make his or her full monthly contractual payment during the processing month, and
the servicer must complete the payment deferral within the processing month after receipt of the borrower’s full monthly contractual payment due during that month.
The servicer must send the payment deferral agreement, or equivalent to the borrower no later than five days after the completion of the payment deferral.
While use of the payment deferral agreement is optional, it reflects the minimum level of information that the servicer must communicate and illustrates a level of specificity that complies with the requirements of the Servicing Guide. Also, the servicer must ensure the payment deferral agreement complies with applicable law.
The servicer’s application of a payment deferral to the mortgage loan must not impair our first lien position or enforceability against the borrower(s) in accordance with its terms.
The servicer must record the payment deferral agreement if the servicer determines that recordation is required to comply with law and ensure that the mortgage loan retains its first lien position. The servicer must obtain a title endorsement or similar title insurance product issues by a title insurance company if the payment deferral agreement will be recorded.
The servicer must also provide documents to the document custodian in accordance with the following table.
|If the payment deferral agreement is...||Then the servicer must send...|
|not required to be signed by the borrower||a copy of the payment deferral agreement signed by the servicer to the document custodian within 25 days of the effective date of the payment deferral.|
|required to be signed by the borrower but not recorded||the fully executed original payment deferral agreement to the document custodian within 25 days of the effective date of the payment deferral.|
|required to be recorded||
The servicer must not make a manual reclassification request for mortgage loans subject to a payment deferral. Also, see A1-3-06, Automatic Reclassification of MBS Mortgage Loans for additional information on automatic reclassification.
The servicer must see F-2-06, Mortgage Insurer Delegations for Workout Options for the list of conventional mortgage insurers from which Fannie Mae has obtained delegation of authority on behalf of all servicers, which allows the servicer to process a payment deferral without obtaining separate mortgage insurer approval at the company or loan level.
The servicer must not charge the borrower administrative fees.
The servicer must waive all late charges, penalties, stop payment fees, or similar charges upon completing a payment deferral.
The servicer must follow the procedures in Reimbursement for Expenses Associated with Workout Options in F-1-05, Expense Reimbursement for advancing funds and requesting reimbursement.