Most Mortgage Inspection Fees Barred, Says Judge

03 Aug Most Mortgage Inspection Fees Barred, Says Judge

Mortgage holders have been accused of inflating their claims with trumped-up charges, including phony inspection fees. No more, says one judge.

In a recent unpublished decision, Massachusetts Chief Bankruptcy Judge Henry J. Boroff announced a refusal to allow mortgage inspection fees unless it can be shown the inspection actually happened and was worthwhile.

This is good news for honest debtors and creditors alike

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L. Jed Berliner practices exclusively in consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, and related consumer protection litigation such as credit card defenses and suing debt collectors. He established his Springfield, MA practice in 1988. Attorney Berliner is a regular and active contributor to the Bankruptcy Law Network, the Bankruptcy Roundtable, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, three specialized consumer bankruptcy forums on the Internet, and is an informal mentor to regional practitioners. He is recognized by his peers as an expert in consumer bankruptcy issues. He thoroughly enjoys being rated "excellent" in his client surveys.

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