California Civil Code

Sec. § 2924.6


(a)

An obligee may not accelerate the maturity date of the principal and accrued interest on any loan secured by a mortgage or deed of trust on residential real property solely by reason of any one or more of the following transfers in the title to the real property:

(1)

A transfer resulting from the death of an obligor where the transfer is to the spouse who is also an obligor.

(2)

A transfer by an obligor where the spouse becomes a coowner of the property.

(3)

A transfer resulting from a decree of dissolution of the marriage or legal separation or from a property settlement agreement incidental to such a decree which requires the obligor to continue to make the loan payments by which a spouse who is an obligor becomes the sole owner of the property.

(4)

A transfer by an obligor or obligors into an inter vivos trust in which the obligor or obligors are beneficiaries.

(5)

Such real property or any portion thereof is made subject to a junior encumbrance or lien.

(b)

Any waiver of the provisions of this section by an obligor is void and unenforceable and is contrary to public policy.

(c)

For the purposes of this section, “residential real property” means any real property which contains at least one but not more than four housing units.

(d)

This act applies only to loans executed or refinanced on or after January 1, 1976.
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