What Is a Loan Reconveyance Fee?

What Is a Loan Reconveyance Fee?
Expect to pay a reconveyance fee when you refinance.

Identification

A loan reconveyance fee covers the preparation of the reconveyance document that reassigns ownership back to you. The fee covers the cost of removing your current lender's lien from your property title.

Function

You, the homeowner, pay the reconveyance fee directly to your current lender, who then pays the county recorder. The county recorder will record the mortgage or deed of trust and the reconveyance, making the transaction public record.

Cost

Your current lender sets the reconveyance fee; as of 2010, the fee is approximately $65, according to Provident Home Loans. Contact your lender for the exact amount he charges. You can also request an estimate of all closing cost fees from your lender before you refinance.