An Act To Provide Prevailing Mortgagors Attorney's Fees in the Foreclosure Process
Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §6101, as amended by PL 1981, c. 429, §1, is further amended to read:
§ 6101. Attorney's fees
For the foreclosure of a mortgage by any method authorized by this chapter, if the mortgagee prevails, the mortgagee or the person claiming under him the mortgagee may charge a reasonable attorney's fee which shall be is a lien on the mortgaged estate, and shall must be included with the expense of publication, service and recording in making up the sum to be tendered by the mortgagor or the person claiming under him the mortgagor in order to be entitled to redeem, provided the sum has actually been paid in full or partial discharge of an attorney's fee. If the mortgagor prevails, upon motion to the court, the court may order the mortgagee to pay the mortgagor's reasonable court costs and attorney's fees incurred in defending against the foreclosure.
This bill allows a mortgagor to recover court costs and attorney's fees if the mortgagor prevails in a foreclosure action.