Mortgagees may utilize an Independent Third-Party Provider to conduct the foreclosure sale and market a Property (securing an FHA-insured Mortgage) prior to such sale, where permitted by jurisdiction.
The Mortgagee must ensure that the Independent Third-Party Provider is not one of the following:
- an affiliate or subsidiary of the mortgagee;
- any entity over which the mortgagee has significant influence; or
- any entity with which the mortgagee has a conflict of interest in fact or appearance.
Any questions may be directed to the FHA Resource Center Toll-Free Telephone Number at (800) CALLFHA (225-5342) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may reach this number by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
HUD’s Independent third-party providers standard is located in Handbook 4000.1, Section III.A.2.p.iv.(A)-(B) available at: