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Published September 9, 2020

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What are the requirements to evaluate other outstanding mortgage debts when a bankruptcy is filed?

Before referring a case to a law firm, the servicer must make a reasonable effort to determine whether the borrower has any other outstanding mortgage debts on other real property included in the bankruptcy estate. One way of doing this is to order a credit report for the borrower to see if any other mortgage debts appear on the report. If such debts exist, the servicer must try to identify the servicers of the other mortgage loans and initiate contact with them to determine whether Fannie Mae also has an interest in those mortgage loans. 

For more information please see: E-2.3-06: Bankruptcies Involving Multiple Fannie Mae Mortgage Loans.

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