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Predatory Lending

Predatory Lending

Predatory lending refers to misleading, fraudulent and/or unfair mortgage practices that financial institutions sometimes engage in during the loan origination process. When financial institutions engage in these practices it can create loan terms with the homeowners which are unreasonable and benefit the financial institution at the expense of the homeowner. Predatory lending involves practices which take advantage of the homeowner and financially benefits the lender.

Low Income Borrowers, Minorities and the Elderly

Low income borrowers, the elderly and minorities are more often at risk for predatory lending practices involving subprime loans than other potential homeowners. Sometimes predatory lending involves charging excessive and unnecessary fees and expenses. In other situations, predatory lenders may add on unnecessary insurance to the cost of the mortgage loan. Excessive pre-payment penalties also are a type of predatory lending practice.

Victimized by a Predatory Lending Institution

If you and your family have been victimized by predatory lending practices you may be entitled to legal relief. It is strongly suggested you contact a foreclosure lawyer to review the circumstances involved regarding your mortgage and advise you whether you have a basis for legal action to deal with this issue.

Attorney Elliot Schlissel

The law office of Schlissel DeCorpo LLP has been litigating predatory lending issues and other foreclosure defenses for more than 30 years. We offer free consultations and can be reached at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 631-319-8262. We can be e-mailed at Elliot@sdnylaw.com.

Predatory Lending as a Defense in Foreclosure Proceedings

Notice of Foreclosure and House Keys

Predatory lending refers to a variety of unfair or deceptive practices sometimes engaged in by financial institutions. Financial institutions that engage in predatory lending often target low income individuals, the elderly, and minority individuals who are concerned they will not be able to secure a mortgage. Predatory lending is against the law in the State of New York.

Tactics Used by Predatory Lenders

There are a variety of indicators that an individual has been a victim of predatory lending. The following is a list of some predatory lending tactics:

  • Guaranteed loan approvals without credit checks;
  • Pressuring homeowners to sign documents without giving them enough time to carefully review these documents;
  • Door-to-door solicitations.

Predatory Lending a Defense to Foreclosure Cases

If you have been the subject of predatory lending you may have a legal defense in the event your home goes into foreclosure. The courts in New York have dismissed foreclosure cases based on lenders being involved with predatory lending tactics. The New York Banking Law prohibits lenders from engaging in: “High cost home loans”.

Fighting Predatory Lending Mortgages

Attorney Elliot Schlissel

The foreclosure lawyers at of Schlissel DeCorpo LLP for more than 3 decades have been representing homeowners who have been the subject of predatory lending. Feel free to contact our Nassau, Suffolk or Queens offices at the following phone numbers to discuss your situation: 516-561-6645, 631-319-8262 and 718-350-2802. My e-mail address is: Elliot@sdnylaw.com.

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