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Commercial Property Receivers: Who Are They And What Do They Do?

Commercial Property Receivers: Who Are They And What Do They Do?

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In a commercial property foreclosure, the lender will usually ask the judge to assign a Receiver to take “control” of the property. Receivers are normally nominated by the lender; however, they are considered agents or officers of the court and are a neutral third party. The Receiver (typically individuals, companies, or attorneys) will “protect, preserve and secure rents” and aid in restoring order to the business after a loan default on the foreclosed property.

Receivers have authority to:
Hire tradesmen to maintain the building
Make decisions about the operation of the property and the business
Notify tenants of the receivership
Execute leases
Collect Rents
Pay Taxes
Pay Utilities
Maintain insurance
Hire a real estate broker to list and sell the property

To learn more about foreclosure and receivership laws, visit: www.receivers.org