Assembly OKs Adding Bank Settlement Into California Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved making California the first state to write into law much of the national mortgage settlement negotiated this year with the nation’s top five banks.

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday would expand the protections to all lenders.

The measure negotiated by majority Democrats passed despite opposition from business and lending organizations.

It requires large lenders to provide a single point of contact for homeowners who want to discuss loan modifications. It prohibits lenders from foreclosing while the lenders consider homeowners’ request for alternatives to foreclosure. And it would let homeowners sue lenders to stop foreclosures or seek monetary damages if the lender violates state law.

Many of the restrictions would become permanent, while those in the nationwide agreement end after five years.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Sign-Up Now For Our 2016 Knockout Pool
Tickets to aftershock now on sale

Listen Live