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Title 24Subtitle BChapter IISubchapter BPart 235Subpart H → §235.1214

Title 24: Housing and Urban Development
Subpart H—Eligibility Requirements: Contract Rights and Obligations; Assistance Payments Contracts; Servicing Responsibilities—Refinancing Mortgages Under Section 235(r) of the National Housing Act

§235.1214   Mortgage lien.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a mortgagor must establish that after the mortgage offered for insurance has been recorded, the mortgaged property will be free and clear of all liens other than such mortgage, and that there will not be outstanding any other unpaid obligations contracted in connection with the mortgage transaction or the purchase of the mortgaged property, except obligations that are secured by property or collateral owned by the mortgagor independently of the mortgaged property.

(b) With the prior approval of the Commissioner, the mortgaged property may be subject to a second mortgage made or insured, or other secondary lien held, by a Federal, State or local governmental agency or instrumentality. However, the required monthly payments under the insured mortgage and the second mortgage or lien shall not exceed the mortgagor's reasonable ability to pay, as determined by the Commissioner.

[50 FR 20908, May 21, 1985; 50 FR 26696, June 28, 1985. Redesignated at 60 FR 56500, Nov. 8, 1995]

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