Can someone from my mortgage company disclose personal details to my neighbors about my mortgage?

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Can someone from my mortgage company disclose personal details to my neighbors about my mortgage?

My latest mortgage payment has not been made due to my being out of town as I always go in to make my

payments. Usually I get a letter in the mail to remind me if I miss the date. However, yesterday, my front door camera went off and my mortgage man was there. My cameras also have audio which picked him up asking my neighbor where I was and my schedule, as well as telling her I was behind on my mortgage and that he’d actually rather I sell my home. He even went as far to tell her to pass on that he could have it sold for 117k. This was super unprofessional in my opinion and also feels like a breach of privacy. Is there anything that I can do?

Asked on October 30, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You could sue your mortgage company for invasion of privacy for public disclosure of your private, personal information.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be for emotional distress.
You can also include a separate cause of action (claim) in your lawsuit for negligent infliction of emotional distress.


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