New Jersey Revised Statutes § 17:11c-78 - Requirements For Instrument Evidencing A Secondary Mortgage Loan.

17:11C-78 Requirements for instrument evidencing a secondary mortgage loan.

28. An instrument evidencing a secondary mortgage loan shall:

a.Be in the form of a promissory note for a closed-end loan, and in the form of a loan agreement for an open-end loan, and shall be identifiable by the use of the words "Secondary Mortgage Loan" printed prominently, in 14-point bold type or larger, centered and at the top of the promissory note or loan agreement.

b.Provide for the payment, in full, of the total amount of the secondary mortgage loan in substantially equal payment periods, measured in terms of weeks or months, and, except as otherwise permitted, substantially equal installment payment amounts, except that the initial payment period may be deferred for 60 days, and, provided further, when appropriate for the purpose of facilitating payment in accordance with the borrower's intermittent income, a promissory note or loan agreement may provide an installment schedule which reduces or omits payments over any period of time during which the borrower's income is reduced or suspended, and the final installment may be $1 more or less than the amount of all other installment payments.

c.Contain the following notice printed prominently, in the identical form indicated below, in 10-point bold type or larger, directly above the space provided for the signature of the borrower.


Read this promissory note or loan agreement before you sign.

Do not sign this promissory note or loan agreement if it contains blank spaces.

The promissory note or loan agreement is secured by a secondary mortgage on your real property."

d.Be completed in full before it is signed by the borrower. In the event that it is unnecessary to fill in a blank space provided for in any instrument, the figure -0-, a dash, line or the word "none" shall be inserted in such blank space.

L.2009, c.53, s.28.

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