On a purchase transaction must the PACE obligation be paid off at sales closing?

Buyers may negotiate the terms and conditions of the sale of a property.  Where the subject Property is encumbered with a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) obligation, the sales contract must include a clause specifying the PACE obligation will be satisfied by the seller at, or prior to, closing.  

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1, Section II.A.1.a.i.(E)(1)(a)(iii) available at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh


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Topic Number: KA-03525