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Published September 9, 2020

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What events may require additional legal services associated with the foreclosure?

Events that may require additional legal services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • additional court appearances due to borrower delay or court-initiated continuances;

  • motions to shorten redemption periods (for instance, when a property has been abandoned);

  • litigation activities, including discovery practice, motions, trial, and appeal, engendered by borrower defenses not related to origination or servicing of the mortgage loan or the acts or omissions of a law firm selected and retained by the servicer;

  • probate court practice required due to the death of the borrower or co-borrower; or

  • intervention by other claimants, including taxing authorities or HOA or condo associations.

For more information please see: E-5-04, Allowable Foreclosure Fees

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