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Section: Revision or inclusion of referendum acts in Revised Statutes; effect

Statute: 17:16F-17

3. If the servicing of a mortgage loan for which a mortgage escrow account has been established is sold, assigned or transferred to a purchasing servicing organization: a. (Deleted by amendment, P.L.1997, c.33.) b. The selling servicing organization shall notify the tax collector of the taxing district in which the mortgaged property is located of the sale, assignment or transfer not more than 45 days after the actual date of the sale, assignment or transfer or not less than 10 days before the date the next payment of property taxes is due, whichever is earlier. The notification provided to the tax collector shall be on a form approved by the commissioner. The selling servicing organization shall also forward to the purchasing servicing organization the tax bill and stubs for the property securing the mortgage loan. c. The purchasing servicing organization shall issue corrected coupon or payment books, if such are used, not later than 20 days after the first mortgage escrow payment to the purchasing servicing organization is due. d. The purchasing servicing organization shall notify the tax collector of the taxing district in which the mortgaged property is located of the sale, assignment or transfer of the servicing of the mortgage loan not later than 45 days after the actual date of the sale, assignment or transfer or not less than 10 days prior to the date the next payment of property taxes is due, whichever is earlier. This notice shall include the purchasing servicing organization's procedure for responding to questions regarding a mortgage escrow account it manages. e. A mortgagee or servicing organization which has been authorized to receive the original tax bill from the tax collector of the taxing district in which the mortgagor's property is located pursuant to R.S.54:4-64, may request the tax collector to send the original tax bill to its property tax processing organization. This request shall be made in writing on a form approved by the commissioner. For the purposes of this section, "the date the next payment of property taxes is due" means either the first day of February, May, August or November, as applicable, and shall not include any grace period. For the purposes of this section, the terms, "purchasing servicing organization" and "selling servicing organization" shall not include the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Resolution Trust Corporation, or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, if the assignment, sale, or transfer of the servicing of the mortgage loan is preceded by: (1) Termination of the contract for servicing the loan for cause; (2) Commencement of proceedings for bankruptcy of the servicer; or (3) Commencement of proceedings by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Resolution Trust Corporation for conservatorship or receivership of the servicer, or an entity by which the servicer is owned or controlled. L.1990,c.69,s.3; amended 1997, c.33, s.14.

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