Fifth Circuit gives servicers green light to foreclose without note

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals gave servicers foreclosing in Texas the green light to proceed with a foreclosure even when the servicer lacks possession of the note. In a case called, Martins v. Bac Home Loan Servicing , the Fifth Circuit interpreted Texas law as granting servicers a right to foreclose without the note as long as they have a viable mortgage assignment.

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would not be able to foreclose even if there were a valid transfer of the deed of trust. That claim fails as a matter of law. Under Texas law, a mortgagee or mortgage servicer is permitted to foreclose on a house even without holding the note. See T EX. P ROP. C ODE 51.0025 ("A mortgage servicer may administer the foreclosure of a property.").

The Sixth Circuit’s ruling is significant because, among other things, the prospect of FDCPA liability may discourage law firms from engaging in mortgage foreclosure activity, requiring banks and other mortgage servicers to move some of these collection activities in-house.

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