Why does the bank tell you to serve 3 months redemption notice?

So you decides to redeem your property, you went to the bank, and the banker tells you that they need you to appoint a law firm to serve a 3 months notice to them.

  • What is this 3 months notice about? – This is to forewarn the bank that you will be redeeming/refinancing the loan.
  • Why does bank need 3 months notice? – The bank need to retrieve your records and compile your outstanding loan at this moment in time, at the end of the 3 months, the bank will need to give u a final redemption figure and also return you the title deed.
  • Is it always 3 months notice? can it be shorter?
    • Yes, it can be shorter if you pay interest in lieu.
    • What is a interest in lieu? – The word lieu originally comes from the Latin locus, meaning “place” it means to replace it or substitute for. When you serve a shorter notice, it doesn’t mean that you will pay lesser interest to the bank, you will still have to pay the full 3 months interest in lieu of the shorter notice.
    • How is this interest in lieu calculated? – Take your interest payable per month / 30 days then * by the number of days shortened.

Propertywiki tip 101: How to avoid paying penalties when doing a redemption or refinancing.

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