Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Closing Disclosure Replaces the HUD-1 in Real Estate Transactions in 2015

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the new form, "The Closing Disclosure form replaces the current form used to close a loan, the HUD-1, which was designed by HUD under RESPA. It also replaces the revised Truth in Lending disclosure designed by the Board under TILA."

Consumers must receive this form "at least three business days before the consumer closes on the loan." Strikingly, if many possible loan components are changed following the provision of The Closing Disclosure form, such as changing the product or adding a prepayment penalty, a "consumer must be provided a new form and an additional three-business-day waiting period after receipt".

Look forward to this final rule, which is effective on August 1, 2015.