Q: Do foreclosure rules apply only to the service member`s primary residence, or do they apply to all loans secured by a mortgage on a residence? Does it matter if the loan is for business purposes?
A: The SCRA’s foreclosure protections in section 533 apply to any obligation on real or personal property owned by a service member that is secured by a mortgage, trust deed, or other security in the nature of a mortgage. The obligation must have been originated before the service member’s military service, and the service member must still be obligated on it. The statute applies to loans for business purposes and loans secured by the service member’s residence, even if it is not the service member’s primary residence.