(a) Except as provided in § 203.389(n), a mortgagee shall not release the security or any part thereof, while the mortgage is insured, without the prior consent of the Commissioner.
(b) A mortgagee may, with the prior consent of the Commissioner, accept an addition to, or substitution of, security for the purpose of removing the dwelling to a new lot under the following conditions:
(1) The mortgagee obtains a good and valid first lien on the property to which the dwelling is removed.
(2) All damages to the structure are repaired without cost to HUD.
(3) The property to which the dwelling is removed is in an area known to be reasonably free from natural hazards or, if in a flood zone, the mortgagor will insure or reinsure under the Federal Flood Insurance Program.
(c) A mortgagee may, without the prior consent of the Commissioner, accept an addition to, or substitution of, security for the purpose of removing the dwelling to a new lot under the following conditions.
(1) The dwelling has survived an earthquake or other disaster with little damage, but continued location on the property might be hazardous.
(2) The conditions stated in paragraph (b) of this section exist.
(3) Immediately following the emergency removal the mortgagee notifies the Commissioner of the reasons for removal.
[41 FR 49735, Nov. 10, 1976]