HUD's FAQs - If the Borrower Chooses a Settlement Service Provider That is Not on the Written List, Does the Tolerance Apply?

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Q: If the borrower chooses a settlement service provider that is not on the written list, does the tolerance apply?

A: No, if the borrower chooses a settlement service provider that is not on the loan originator‘s written list of providers, the amount paid for that service is not subject to a tolerance.

This can be found in GFE-Written List of Providers – FAQ #3 of HUD’s FAQs.  HUD’s FAQs can be found at http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/rmra/res/respa_hm.cfm.

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