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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 200 : CONSUMER PROTECTION

Subchapter 007 : Reverse Mortgages

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 10702)
  • § 10702. Counseling

    Prior to accepting an application for a reverse mortgage loan, a financial institution shall refer every borrower to counseling from an organization that is a housing counseling agency approved by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and shall receive certification from the counselor that the borrower has received in person face-to-face counseling. However, if the borrower cannot or chooses not to travel to a counselor and cannot be visited by a counselor in their home, telephone counseling shall be provided by counseling agencies that are authorized by the Department of Financial Regulation. The certificate shall be signed by the borrower and the counselor and include the date of counseling, the name, address, and telephone number of both the borrower and the organization providing counseling, and shall be maintained by the holder of the reverse mortgage throughout the term of the reverse mortgage loan. (Added 2009, No. 53, § 4; amended 2011, No. 78 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 2, 2012.)