Why aren’t we seeing any legislation or rules addressing servicers’ inability and unwillingness to modify loans even when the modification is clearly in the best interest of the investor-owner of the mortgage? Florida foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorneys see the conflict of interest daily between mortgage servicers and their own clients, why doesn’t the government?
Servicers say they are doing their utmost to help homeowners in need. I say Pinocchio. Uncle Sam has proposed HAMP, HARP and a few other programs. However, the servicers just shrug and pretend to comply, while pocketing trial payments and huge servicing fees. It is a well known fact that servicers get paid much more when a loan is in default and eventually forecloses. Until we address the conflict of interest and incentivize servicers to modify loans, nothing will change. Pinocchio is running this show.
In an interview on January 28, 2012, by CNN Your Bottom Line host Christine Romans, Chip Parker, a foreclosure defense attorney in Jacksonville, Florida states it’s definitely systematic. He describes how it’s a daily occurrence that a mortgage servicer such as Citi Mortgage or Wells Fargo will absolutely refuse to work with someone, even though a VA guideline requires it when the VA guarantees those loans.