Please I need to know if anyone has this problem.I'm getting ready to close on my short sale after 9 months of going back and forth with the negotiator. Now they told me that they are not paying for attorney's fee for the seller. I don't understand this how can that be.. when my Seller needs someone to representation.

 

Please let me know if this is TURE for all chase deal. or Is there a way around this.  

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Donna,
Just to play devils advocate... Why would Chase pay for your sellers attorney fees? Not quite understanding why they would. That would be like me suing someone and asking them to pay for my attorney/
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your input. The Seller needs an attorney to represent him on the sale however the seller doesn't have any money due to the fact that he couldnt pay his mortgage since he lost of his job.
Here in NY the attorney's present the seller on short sale for other banks.
I was wondering if this is a new method for all bank or is this only for Chase Bank. Do you know if it's true.
I think that you need to reword it from attorney fees to closing fees. I assume that the attorney gets paid to the closing and on the HUD it should be under closing fees. How much does the attorney charge?

Donna Paul said:
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your input. The Seller needs an attorney to represent him on the sale however the seller doesn't have any money due to the fact that he couldnt pay his mortgage since he lost of his job.
Here in NY the attorney's present the seller on short sale for other banks.
I was wondering if this is a new method for all bank or is this only for Chase Bank. Do you know if it's true.
thanks Jeff, I will work on it and see if it will work on the HUD.
I check with them on that and it was stated that since my buyer is gettting a mortgage on this deal. The bank's attorney has to go on the closing side of the HUD. Does anyone has any idea how to get around this one.
Donna:

I agree with Jeff - they are allowing your seller to get out from under a rock, releasing their lien on a property, and paying for your commission and other expenses so the transaction can happen. The closing can take place whether he is represented by counsel or not.

Now, from the seller's viewpoint - should he have an attorney? Heck yes! He will be asked to sign the Demand Notice and other documents which outline the terms of the short sale. Is he getting full debt forgiveness or are they reserving the right to pursue him for the balance? I would certainly want my attorney to read these documents over and tell me if I should sign them or not. That goes for any real estate transaction.

That said, if I was the lender I would say that is his problem. They are looking at what it takes to close this and they are not interested in whether or not he is represented by counsel. I don't see where they would have any incentive to pay for him to get an attorney.

That's what I think anyway.
thanks Steve,I didnt see it that way. After all my seller is getting $3000 from the bank and they have given him debt forgiveness too. He should pay but we can't force him. I think he may just refuse, so the attorney truned around and asked me for the fee.I guess that I've learned from this experience and do my own Short Sales since I am certified.

After, all of this now I'm not sure what will happen with my deal because the title company just found $23,000 worth of liens on the property so i'm not sure if the Bank will pay for this... so everything is still in the pending process.
I thought that the attorney fees were for closing the deal. Now it looks like you used an attorney to negotiatoe the short sale? If that is the case, by all means you should pay the attorney if he did the short sale for you.
Just so I am clear, what did the attorney do?


Donna Paul said:
thanks Steve,I didnt see it that way. After all my seller is getting $3000 from the bank and they have given him debt forgiveness too. He should pay but we can't force him. I think he may just refuse, so the attorney truned around and asked me for the fee.I guess that I've learned from this experience and do my own Short Sales since I am certified.

After, all of this now I'm not sure what will happen with my deal because the title company just found $23,000 worth of liens on the property so i'm not sure if the Bank will pay for this... so everything is still in the pending process.

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