R.C. 1349.72

Written Notice to Debtors Involving Junior Liens and Substitute H.B. 133

by Kim Hammond Kim Hammond

Ohio Revised Code 1349.72 was enacted in 2019. The statute requires servicers of second mortgages and junior liens on residential real property to mail a written notice to a borrower’s address before collecting or attempting to collect the debt. As originally enacted, the statute was vague and left lenders, servicers, and attorneys with more questions than answers: Did a letter have to be sent before sending an acceleration letter? Did the letter have to be sent prior to returning a phone call from a delinquent borrower? No one wants to make a mistake and be subject to a violation. Read more