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When I got my HECM on my property in 2007, I had a Line of

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When I got my HECM on my property in 2007, I had a Line of Credit. My Reverse Mortgage was then bought by Bank of America 2 years after and my Line of Credit was by the bank canceled. Is it right for the bank to cancel my Line of Credit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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If you had a signed agreement for a line of credit on your mortgage, the new lender cannot come in and change the terms of your loan unless your loan agreement says they can do so, that would be a breach of contract. Thus, if your HECM specified you would have the line of credit and you are not in default of the line of credit and there is nothing in your mortgage contract saying it can be terminated at discretion of the lender, the new lender must continue honoring the line of credit or you can sue them for breach of the contract and seek damages and reinstatement of the line of credit.