How to Undo a Reverse Mortgage

How to Undo a Reverse Mortgage
Reverse mortgages are designed to provide extra money for seniors with home equity.

Inform the lender who issued the reverse mortgage in writing that you want to cancel the loan. This generally must be done within three business days of the loan closing. If mailing the request, send it using certified mail with a return receipt requested so that you can confirm when the request is accepted and who accepts it. Some lenders have cancellation forms that you can use to make your request, while others require you to write your request yourself.

Consult your reverse mortgage contract if it has been more than three business days and you are unable to cancel the loan without penalty. The contract should include a cancellation clause detailing what penalties may be applied for early loan termination and the process by which you or the lender may cancel the loan.

Contact the lender who issued the reverse mortgage and inform them that you wish to pay off the loan and terminate the loan contract. You will have to repay any money that has been paid out from the loan as well as any fines or other fees associated with early termination, as stated by the loan contract. You will also have to pay any interest that has accrued on the amount already paid.