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I used to be a closing attorney for 4 different lenders and I have never heard of a "property preservation fee" on an occupied property. I suspect it is some trumped up charge where they are taking advantage of you with the extra charge.
I would suggest asking them to provide the legal documentation that grants them this authority and tell them that you are going to contact the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection division to see if this is legal for them to do so.
You may find that that fee gets dropped after that... If not, contact the Attorney General and ask them if that is legal for them to add in that fee and file a formal complaint if it is not for "fraudulent business practices".