Consumer Credit Act 1995

Insurance of mortgaged property.

124

124. (1) Any insurance which a mortgage lender may require a borrower to effect and keep effected on property mortgaged to the lender may be effected by the borrower with any insurer and through any intermediary.

(2) When the mortgage lender requires a borrower to effect such insurance for the first time as respects a mortgaged property, he shall, at the same time, notify him in writing that the insurance may be so effected and of the nature and extent of the required insurance.

(3) A mortgage lender shall not impose a requirement in regard to the nature and extent of insurance on mortgaged property which differentiates as between insurance effected through the agency of the mortgage lender and insurance otherwise effected.

(4) A mortgage lender shall not impose a condition on a borrower in relation to insurance on mortgaged property which would require the borrower to pay a fee to the mortgage lender or to incur a cost which, in either case, would not be paid or incurred by a borrower effecting insurance through the agency of the mortgage lender.