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Does a cosigner need to be a relative of the borrower?


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Answered 2005-04-14 22:51:58

If the lender requires it. They don't always, but it is sometimes preferred.

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How long does a cosigner need to be on the contract?

untill its paid off * The other option is for the primary borrower to have the loan refinanced without the participation of the original cosigner.


Is there a way for the cosigner to be removed as cosigner if primary owner defaults?

No. The purpose of requiring a co-signer is that in the case of a default by the primary borrower, the cosigner has agreed to be fully responsible for the loan. Therefore, if the borrower defaults, that's what you're there for if you're the cosigner.


Do you always need a cosigner?

A cosigner is needed when the primary borrower does not, for whatever reason, (age, income, credit rating, etc.) does not qualify for a loan on their own merit.


Is there a difference between co-borrower and co-signer?

Investopedia Says:A co-borrower is different that a cosigner in that a cosigner takes responsibility for the debt should the borrower default, but does not have ownership in the property


Does the lender have to notify you as a cosigner if the primary borrower fails to make a payment?

No, but if the borrower misses enough payments, the cosigner will start getting collection calls as well.


What happens to your cosigner if the borrower defaults on private loans?

The creditor wil try to get the debt from the cosigner as well.


What can a 70-year-old cosigner on a car loan be held responsible for if the loan is found in default?

The cosigner has the same legal obligations to repay the debt as does the primary borrower. If the primary borrower defaults, the lender can begin proceedings to collect the full amount owed plus applicable fees from the cosigner. A cosigner can be sued just as can the primary borrower. And if the primary borrower claims bankrutpcy, the cosigner will still get "stuck" with the debt. The credit report of the cosigner will be equally affected, either in a positive or negative way, depending upon the circumstances.


Does the cosigner have legal recourse monetary damages when the primary borrower defaults on a vechicle loan?

Does the cosigner have lega recourse monetary damages when the primary borrower defaults on a vechicle loan


Do you need your cosigner to sign when you refinance?

If you need a cosigner they must sign because a co-signer is a person who accepts responsibility for repayment of a loan, credit card or other debt along with the original borrower. However, if the institution giving you the new loan doesn't require a cosigner, you don't need to have the cosigner on your original loan sign anything.


Can the primary borrower be sued by the cosigner if a loan is in default and the lender sues the cosigner?

Yes. But for now the lender has you and will get their money from you as they would the primary borrower. Cosigning is a really, really bad idea. At least for the cosigner. Everyone else seems to benefit.


The obligation of a cosigner is discharged by?

The obligation of a cosigner is discharged by a borrower securing a loan to the satisfaction of the creditor. Paying off a loan will also discharge the obligation of a cosigner.


Is the APR of a student loan determined by the credit of the borrower or that of the cosigner?

The cosigner I believe but check with the loan issuers it's in the details.


Does a primary borrower have to put up with a cosigner constantly harassing them?

If the borrower isn't living up to their obligations, and affecting the co-signer's credit rating, they have every right to ride the borrower about it. The borrower convinced them that they were worthy of the co-signer's trust. they need to live up to that obligation.


Do I Need A Cosigner To Get A Business Loan?

In case your cosigner has an excellent credit score and is a relative or closely affiliated with your business, this can help you qualify for a business loan.



Is a student loan valid if the person whose name it was put in was actually the cosigner and not the student?

The parent borrower of a PLUS loan sometimes thinks they are the cosigner, when they are actually the non-student borrower. This misconception would not exist if they had actually read the loan agreement, and they are still severally liable for the keeping their part of the contract.Being the student or not being the student does not necessarily determine whether or not you're a "cosigner" or a borrower, you need to read and understand what you're signing.


What are co-sinors rights?

A cosigner has a right to be released from the loan if the borrower has made on-time payments for 48 months. The borrower will need to sign a release form, however, the lender will have to agree to terms.


Does a cosigner have rights to sue in small claims court if they pay a debt in full before the primary borrower pays it?

A cosigner can only sue if the primary borrower signed an agreement for the cosigner to pay the debt and then be reimbursed. The consignor can not sue if they, at their own liberty, decided to just pay the debt.


What are the rights of the cosigner to sell a car?

None, unless the cosigner is also on the title of the vehicle they have no legal rights to the property. When someone cosigns a loan for any reason they accept the responsibility of paying the debt if the primary borrower defaults. The only option a cosigner has in recovering money paid out in connection with the loan is to sue the primary borrower in the appropriate court, in the city or county where the borrower lives.



Does a cosigner have any legal rights to sell your house if there has never been a missed payment or late payment?

No, a cosigner has no legal rights to the property unless their name is on the title or deed. A cosigner is accepting the responsibility of the debt if the primary borrower defaults; a co-buyer/borrower is a different matter entirely.


Can you sue the borrower if they defaulted on loan if im the cosignor?

Yes, you can sue the borrower and receive a judgment if they defaulted on the loan. They can also sue the cosigner.


Can a cosigner be released if borrower is fraudulent?

You need to discuss the situation with the lender and provide proof that the primary borrower lied on the application. However, the lender may not want to hear your story. You stepped up to guarantee that the loan would be paid. You may need to sue the primary borrower in court yourself if they have defaulted on the loan.


Are a primary borrower and a secondary borrower on a car loan equally responsible for the loan?

Yes, the cosigner/co-borrower has the same legal responsibility to repay the debt/loan as does the primary borrower. If the primary defaults the creditor can attempt to collect from the co-borrower before the primary borrower.


If you are being sued for subrogation on a co-signed vehicle and need to file a cross-complaint against the primary borrower should you sue for damages breach or breach of contract?

The cosigner did not have a contract with the primary borrower, only with the lender; that being the case the cosigner would sue for his or her financial losses not for a breach of contract.


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