Canadian Financial, Real Estate and Mortgage Glossary

How often this word is used
38% - Moderately


Synonyms:move, shift, transfer
Filed Under: mortgages
Tags: mortgage

Definition of assignment

1. Assignment refers to the transfer of a mortgage from one person to another person.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • assumability   The ability of a mortgage to be taken over from the original borrower by a new borrower.
  • assumption clause   A provision in a mortgage contract that allows a buyer to take responsibility for the loan from the seller.
  • assumption fee   A lender's charge for updating records when a buyer takes responsibility for a mortgage from the seller.
  • transfer of title (TOT)   A document signed by the seller and purchaser transferring ownership, at which time the document is registered against the property.

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