Foreclosure Process in Georgia
Step-by-Step Guide from Atlanta Foreclosure Defense Lawyers
Have you fallen behind on your mortgage payments? Or have you already received
a foreclosure notice from the bank? If you’ve answer yes to either
of these questions, please contact Schuyler Elliott & Associates,
Inc. to discuss the details of your case. We offer free, initial consultations
with an Atlanta foreclosure lawyer so that you can learn what legal options
are available to you without any additional financial burdens.
While navigation can be complex, the foreclosure process can be broken
down into four steps:
- Step 1 – A 30-day Notice of Intent to Foreclose
A lender must notify the borrower 30 days prior to scheduling a foreclosure
sale. There are specific parameters that must be meet when providing this
notice and if not meet, then the notice can be deemed invalid.
The lender must run a public advertisement for at least four weeks. This
advertisement must be in an official, county newspaper where the property
is located and must run at least once a week for four weeks before the sale.
- Step 3 – Reinstating the Loan
At this point, the borrower has the option to reinstate the loan. In Georgia,
residents have the right to pay back money owed and reinstate the loan
up to 5 days before the foreclosure sale. In some limited circumstances,
a loan can be reinstated before the foreclosure sale is even scheduled.
- Step 4 – A Foreclosure Sale
If a borrower is unable to pay the money owed and reinstate the loan, then
a lender has the right to hold a foreclosure sale on the first Tuesday
of the month.
Contact Our Atlanta Foreclosure Defense Firm for Assistance
At Schuyler Elliott & Associates, Inc., our foreclosure attorneys have
assisted thousands of clients in the past two decades. We believe in helping
any homeowner that comes through our doors as fast as possible, so we
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