RESPA (Regulation X) Revisions to Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1 Settlement Statement
FIL-75-2009 December 23, 2009
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has amended Regulation X, which implements the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). The amendments relate primarily to the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and HUD-1 Uniform Settlement Statement (HUD-1) and, with some exceptions, require mandatory compliance on January 1, 2010. FDIC examiners will begin examining for compliance with the amended provisions of Regulation X immediately. Attached is supplemental information regarding the amendments.
As of January 1, 2010, compliance with the following provisions of Regulation X (RESPA) is mandatory:
The new version of the Good Faith Estimate (GFE), which is subject to tolerances for accuracy.
The expanded Uniform Settlement Statement (HUD-1), which promotes comparison of loan terms and settlement charges between the HUD-1 and GFE.
Reimbursement to borrowers within 30 days of settlement of any overcharges outside permitted tolerances.
The amended rule also provides that inadvertent or technical errors on the HUD-1/1A will not be deemed a violation of RESPA if a revised HUD-1/1A is provided to the borrower within 30 days of settlement.