Mortgage Co. Accused Of Charging For Unneeded Inspections

Law360 (March 5, 2019, 6:48 PM EST) -- Freedom Mortgage Corp. improperly charges fees to inspect whether homes in default on their mortgages are abandoned, despite evidence to the contrary such as owners working on repayment plans, according to a proposed class action filed Tuesday in a Pennsylvania federal court.

Freedom’s computerized system allegedly assigns third-party inspectors to do drive-by examinations of properties that have missed mortgage payments to ensure they’ve not been abandoned, but the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg claims the inspections and the fees Freedom charges for them aren’t always reasonable or appropriate to protect the lender’s interest in the properties....

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