By Daniel Edstrom
DTC Systems, Inc.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has issued the following guidance in respect to foreclosed properties:
Subject: Foreclosed Properties
Date: December 14, 2011
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks and Federal Savings Associations, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel
Description: Guidance on Potential Issues With Foreclosed Residential Properties
In the current economic environment, national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks) are facing challenges resulting from unprecedented numbers of troubled residential mortgage loans. Foreclosures on residential properties also are occurring in unprecedented numbers and are projected to continue this trend in the near term. Among the many consequences of high levels of foreclosures are growing inventories of foreclosed residential and commercial properties. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is providing guidance to banks on obligations and risks related to foreclosed property. This guidance highlights legal, safety and soundness, and community impact considerations.1 It primarily focuses on residential foreclosed properties, but many of the same principles apply to commercial properties. Continue reading “OCC Guidance on Potential Issues With Foreclosed Residential Properties”