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General Laws

Section 9. A high-cost home mortgage loan shall not contain a demand feature that permits the lender to terminate the loan in advance of the original maturity date and to demand repayment of the entire outstanding balance, except in the following circumstances:

(1) there is fraud or material misrepresentation by the consumer in connection with the loan that is not induced by the lender, its employees, or agents;

(2) the consumer fails to meet the repayment terms of the agreement for any outstanding balance and after the consumer has been contacted in writing and afforded a reasonable opportunity to pay the outstanding balance as outlined within the repayment terms of the agreement; or

(3) there is any bona fide action or inaction by the consumer that adversely and materially affects the lender’s security for the loan, or any right of the lender in such security as provided in the loan agreement.

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