argues that judicial foreclosures
may reduce trauma to homeowners.
(102) In their place, states can require lenders to pursue the alternative judicial foreclosure
remedies available under the laws of all states.
While fully respecting differing or opposing points of view, the section continues to believe that foreclosure reform, which seeks to responsibly expedite and streamline the judicial foreclosure
process without compromising fundamental fairness or the property and due process rights of those holding interests in the property, is very much in the best interest of the citizens of Florida.
Only a court in a judicial foreclosure
or the applicable governmental entity in a nonjudicial foreclosure may make a determination of abandonment, which must be based on credible evidence.
Plaintiff seeks judicial foreclosure
of trust deed and change of venue.
Examples of relevant litigation issues include judicial foreclosure
, bankruptcy and related adversarial proceedings, cash collateral and sequestration orders, receiverships, DIP reports, affirmative defenses, counter-claims, lender liability claims and/or exposure.
Also at MBA's secondary conference, BENJAMIN LAWSKY, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, took the unusual step of using a national venue to announce a state initiative to reform a judicial foreclosure
process that is among the worst in the country.
The court also noted that a judicial foreclosure
sale may also be set aside if there was an excusable mistake, particularly if such mistake caused the property to bring a much lower price that it otherwise would have.
She further noted that states with a judicial foreclosure
process have a foreclosure inventory rate that is roughly three times as high as that for non-judicial states.
"It is significantly less expensive and less time-consuming than a judicial foreclosure
, he said.
A deed-in-lieu transaction can be particularly helpful to a lender in a jurisdiction that allows only judicial foreclosure
, where foreclosure can take up to two years in states like Delaware.
Florida had some of the metropolitan areas that saw the biggest annual declines in foreclosure activity, likely aided by the fact that Florida is a judicial foreclosure
state which requires courts to sort out foreclosure issues in such volumes that significant hurdles are inevitable.