Servicing Guide

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What must be considered when determining whether or not the servicer should pursue collections under the assignment of rents provision?

The servicer must determine whether it is appropriate to pursue collections under the assignment of rents provision, taking into consideration mortgage insurer or guarantor requirements.

If the servicer pursues collections under an assignment of rents provision, it must ensure

  • local law allows the mortgagee to collect rents under these circumstances, and

  • this action will not create any new rights for the occupant that might impair Fannie Mae’s ability to foreclose the mortgage loan at a later date.

Rental income that is collected on a delinquent mortgage loan must be applied in accordance with the terms of the note and security instrument.

For more information please see: E-3.2-11: Collecting Under an Assignment of Rents 


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