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Is it legal for a mortgage company to charge more than what FEMA requires?

Brandon, FL |

My mortgage company is trying to tell me I owe $2486 for flood when FEMA requires much less.

Attorney Answers 1

  1. National banks determine if flood insurance is applicable based on a review of the appropriate flood maps. If you believe that the flood map used by your bank incorrectly identified your property as being in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), Federal law allows the lender and borrower to jointly apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to request a review of the decision.

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