Well, what i mean is if the mortgage company calls the note due and if i cant pay the loan off, the former homeowner might get upset. can he sue me? or would he even have case? which in my opinon i don’t think he would, but i am just saying.
Well, in this country anyone can sue anyone. I usually have them sign a disclosure and one of the paragraphs explains the due on sale, and explains it might get called. Would it protect me? only the judge can say if i ever get sued.
First make sure that you have a disclosure form that the seller will sign indemnifying you from everything on the face of the planet. Mine states that I may ore may not make the payments and on and on.
Next you really do not have to worry about the bank calling the note unless the interest rates climb like crazy. That is how the due on sale clause came about during the mid 80’s. Banks had old notes at 6 - 8% and they were being assigned and wrap around mortgages were being done. Interest rates on loans were climbing over 15 - 18% or higher and the banks felt they were being “cheated.”
A really good solution I have found is to use land trusts. These also can be structured in such a way to avoid the chain of title issues that can arise in a sale.
Lastly the best way to explain to the home owner why you will make the payments is that you have money invested in the deal and you do not make anything until the property is sold. That is why you will make the payments. If they are truly motivated this won’t even come up.