Int Q&A – Notice 1 – Does the Notice of Special Flood Hazards have to be provided to each borrower for a real estate related loan?

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Q:  Notice 1 – Does the Notice of Special Flood Hazards have to be provided to each borrower for a real estate related loan?
 
A:   No. The Notice of Special Flood Hazards must be provided to one borrower when the lender determines that the property securing the loan is or will be located in an SFHA. In a transaction involving multiple borrowers, the lender need only provide the Notice of Special Flood Hazards to any one of the borrowers in the transaction. Lenders may provide multiple notices if they choose. The lender and borrower(s) typically designate the borrower to whom the Notice of Special Flood Hazards will be provided.
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This Q&A was included in the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance, which were issued on 05/11/2022.  They were published in the Federal Register on 05/31/2022 and may be found here:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/05/31/2022-10414/loans-in-areas-having-special-flood-hazards-interagency-questions-and-answers-regarding-flood
 

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