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What is a cosigner?

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A cosigner is the person who agrees to pay off the full balance of the loan if the primary borrower fails to pay. A cosigner signs the loan documents and guarantees payment of the loan even if they have no ownership in the property covered by the loan.

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Can you replace a cosigner for an apartment with another cosigner?

Yes, you can replace a cosigner for an apartment with another cosigner. However, you need to get the consent of the landlord.


What are the benefits of a cosigner?

A cosigner basically is a guarantor for the repayment of a loan or value and serves as cosigner of the debt. If the debtor fails to make payments or defaults, the cosigner is obligated to pay off the debt. No benefits for the cosigner, but cosigner benefits the debtor.


Does a cosigner have to have a job?

No, a cosigner can be retired, or just in good standing with the federal credit bureau. They do not necessarily have to have a job. But the deal with a cosigner is that if the individual they are cosigning for does not pay the bill, the cosigner is responsible for the payment.


Can you be sued in case of an accident as cosigner?

No. The only obligation the cosigner has is to the lender.


What are the legal rights of a cosigner on a mortgage?

legal rights of cosigner on mortgage


What makes a legal cosigner?

Capacity and intent of the cosigner to be bound is required.


If you are a cosigner in someone's loan for a line of credit and he is at default what can the cosigner do to take his name back?

Nothing. The only option for being remove as a cosigner is to have the original loan refinanced without the cosigner participating.


If we have bad credit will a cosigner help us get a mortgage?

Yes, a person with bad credit can get a cosigner for a mortgage. The cosigner will have to have excellent credit and must go into the office to sign papers to become a cosigner.


As a cosigner can you have a vehicle repossessed without affecting the cosigner credit rating?

Nope.


Do student loans require a cosigner?

No, for the majority of student loans available in the United States you will not need a cosigner. However, for private loans, you will need a cosigner.


Is the cosigner of a vehicle liable if the it gets repossessed?

Yes. That is the point of the lender asking for a cosigner. The cosigner will have a repossession showing on their credit as well as the primary lender.


Does a cosigner have rights to the car even when its paid off?

No, the cosigner will not have rights to the car after its paid off because the purpose of a cosigner is to pay off the notice if you fail to do so. Being a cosigner does not give them to any rights to the car.

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