Sample Lender Complaint Letter


Should you have a grievance with your lender, you may use this sample lender complaint letter to help you present the lender with a "qualified written request" under Section 6 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). This law requires that lenders acknowledge the complaint within 20 business days and resolve the complaint within 60 business days by correcting the account or giving a statement of the reasons for its position.

Attention Customer Service:

Subject: [Your loan number]
[Names on loan documents]
[Property and/or mailing address]

This is a "qualified written request" under Section 6 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA).

I am writing because:

  • Describe the issue or the question you have and/or what action you believe the lender should take.
  • Attach copies of any related written materials.
  • Describe any conversations with customer service regarding the issue and to whom you spoke.
  • Describe any previous steps you have taken or attempts to resolve the issue.
  • List a day time telephone number in case a customer service representative wishes to contact you.

I understand that under Section 6 of RESPA you are required to acknowledge my request within 20 business days and must try to resolve the issue within 60 business days.



[Your name]

This letter SHOULD NOT be included with your mortgage payment, but should be sent separately to the customer service address. You SHOULD continue to make the required mortgage and escrow payment until the request is resolved. You may bring a private right of action under Section 6, if you suffer damages due to the lender's servicing of the loan.

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