24 CFR 203.477 - Certificate by lender when loan assigned.
At the time of the assignment of the loan, the lender shall certify to the Commissioner that:
(a) The amount stated in the instrument of assignment is actually due and owing on the loan;
(b) There are no offsets of counterclaims thereto, and the financial institution has a good right to assign.
(c) The mortgage transaction did not involve a first mortgage and the mortgage is prior to all mechanics' and materialmen's liens filed of record, regardless of when such liens attach, and prior to all liens and encumbrances other than a first mortgage, or defects which may arise except such liens or other matters as may have been approved by the Commissioner.