Allow Deed of Trust Method

Currently, Kentucky allows mortgage foreclosures exclusively through a judicial process, which proves time-consuming and costly to the lender, the borrower and the local community. In addition, a judicial process often results in vacant and abandoned buildings for an extended period of time, burdening citizens and communities with declining values for surrounding properties that result in decreased tax revenues and increased criminal activities in and around vacant properties. More than 30 states offer some form of non-judicial foreclosure which allows lenders and borrowers to voluntarily resolve the foreclosure process through private transactions, as specified by statute. The Kentucky Chamber supports the state allowing this “Deed of Trust” method which will expedite the foreclosure process to get homes rehabilitated and back on the market as soon as possible.

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