Title 70D - Financial Institution Mortgage Financing Regulation Act - Chapter 2 - Mortgage Lending and Servicing Act - Part 3 - Operational Requirements - Section 303 - Notice upon closing -- Ongoing duty to notify -- Statements required.

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70D-2-303 Notice upon closing -- Ongoing duty to notify -- Statements required. (1) At the time of closing of a mortgage loan, a lender shall notify the mortgagor in writing of:

(a) the name of the initial servicer that will service the loan; and (b) the address at which a loan payment should be made.

(2) (a)

(i) If the servicing of a mortgage loan is assigned, the servicer that assigns the servicing and the successor servicer shall each mail, at least 10 days before the due date of the first mortgage payment due after the assignment, a written notice to the mortgagor notifying the mortgagor of:

(A) the assignment of servicing; and (B) the address at which future loan payments should be made.

(ii) A notice required by this Subsection (2)(a) shall be mailed to the mortgagor's last known address contained in the assigning servicer's records.

(b) Unless an assigning servicer regularly provides the information in a monthly statement to a mortgagor, the notice from the assigning servicer shall include the following information in addition to the information required by Subsection (2)(a):

(i) the date and amount of the payments credited to the account within the previous 12-month period;

(ii) the balance in any escrow account held by the servicer; and (iii) the total unpaid balance of the mortgage loan.

(c) The servicer that assigns the servicing and the successor servicer may, at their option, comply with the requirements of this Subsection (2) by both signing one notice and mailing the notice to the mortgagor.

(d) A signature on a notice required by this section may be printed, stamped, or in another facsimile.

(e) A lender and a subsequent servicer of a mortgage loan shall comply with Section 7-17-6. (3)

(a) An inadvertent error in a notice required in Subsection (2) may not be construed to waive a payment that would otherwise be due from a mortgagor.

(b) A late payment penalty may not be assessed against a mortgagor with respect to a payment that is misdirected because of:

(i) an error in a notice required in Subsection (2); or (ii) a failure to timely mail a notice required in Subsection (2).

(4) A lender or servicer must credit to the mortgagor's account a payment received as of the day on which the payment is received or by the next banking day, unless:

(a) the payment is insufficient to pay the principal, interest, late charges, and reserves then due; (b) the mortgage loan is referred to an attorney because of default; or (c) the payment is received at an address other than the address for payment specified in writing

to the mortgagor.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 72, 2009 General Session