There is a bill pending before the Washington Legislature that would “reform” foreclosure procedures. Among the provisions of SB-5275 is:
7 (a) That, for residential real estate property, before the notice of trustee’s sale is recorded, transmitted, or served, the trustee shall have proof that the beneficiary (bank) is the owner of the promissory note or obligation secured by the deed of trust. A declaration by the beneficiary (bank) made under penalty of perjury stating that the beneficiary (bank) is the actual holder of the promissory note or other obligation secured by the deed of trust shall be sufficient proof as required under this subsection.
Why not just produce the actual paper? It’s no harder than producing a declaration, right?
If you have it.
Why did the state do this?
It appears they were paid off.
(2) For each owner-occupied residential real property for which a notice of default has been issued, the beneficiary issuing the notice of default, or directing that a trustee or authorized agent issue the notice of default, shall remit two hundred fifty dollars to the department to be deposited, as provided under section 11 of this act, into the foreclosure fairness account. The two hundred fifty dollar payment is required per property and not per notice of default. The beneficiary shall remit the total amount required in a lump sum each quarter.
In exchange for the $250 consumer financial rape fee the banks may present nothing more than a bare declaration that they have a properly-assigned and transferred note. No proof is required.
Now normally I might go along with this, but not now. Why not?
Because these very same banks have admitted to filing 150,000 affidavits in the last couple of years in which the person swearing to personal knowledge hadn’t even read the document. That is, they lied. That’s perjury, and it’s exactly what the banks can do in this case, should this bill become law.
Normally the threat of prosecution for perjury would be enough to stop malfeasance, but it isn’t in this case because not one criminal indictment has been issued against any of the individuals or firms involved in the former false swearing, and therefore I must assume that there will be no penalty for lying in the instant case here in Washington State either.
You’ve been sold out Washington State, and if you allow this bill to be passed, you’re going to be bent over the table by the banksters while they pay a token fee in the form of a “foreclosure tax” to the state – and you get screwed out of your house without them having to prove they actually own the debt that is secured by the property.
Your “representatives” at work.