Trust and POA Review
We also provide reviews by our experienced attorneys and staff for Trust Agreements
and Power of Attorney’s. This review can be done in addition to the documents we are
preparing, or as a separate service even if we are not preparing the final documents
An Inter Vivos Trust (sometimes called a “Living Trust”) is established during the life
of the creator (grantor/settlor) and is an arrangement through which trustees take title
to property for the purpose of protecting or conserving it for the beneficiaries. In
most cases, the grantor will be the same person as the trustee and/or the beneficiary.
When considering a loan secured by property that is titled in the name of an Inter Vivos
Trust, it is important to have the trust agreement reviewed to determine whether the
trustee(s) has the proper authority to enter into the transaction and to determine that
the loan is for a proper trust purpose. If the loan is going to be sold in the secondary
market this is especially important as certain eligibility criteria be met. For this
reason, we review trust agreements in accordance with FNMA guidelines, many investors follow
these same guidelines as well.
We provide efficient and reliable trust reviews in a timely manner.
Power of Attorney Review
A Statutory Durable Power of Attorney (POA) may be used by a principal to grant an
attorney-in-fact, or an agent, powers with respect to a person’s property and financial
matters. A POA may be broad and sweeping or limited in scope, depending on the principal’s
needs. They are commonly used in real estate transactions and are helpful when the principal
is traveling, in the military or unable to for health reasons, just to give a few examples.
It is important to review POA’s because it can affect an entire real estate transaction.
Today, it is especially important as many investors have adopted more stringent requirements
with regard to loans using a POA.
In response, we have implemented a strict procedure when reviewing POA’s which enables us to
provide a thorough review in a timely manner.
How to get started:
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