REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES ACT REQUIRED USE SECTION 9 VIOLATIONS BY HUD SAYS ALTA

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) sent a letter to the Federal Housing Administration asserting that Department of Housing and Urban Development is violating Section 9 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) with regards to the HUD-designated closing agent stipulation on all HUD properties for sale.

Section 9 of RESPA prohibits the seller of property from requiring the use of a particular title company unless the seller pays for all the borrowers title closing costs. Housingwire.com has more information on the letter sent to HUD by ALTA.