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Commercial Real Estate Borrowers’ Ongoing Duties to Lenders

September 27, 2022

In commercial real estate acquisition loans, lenders typically impose financial covenants and reporting obligations on borrowers for the life of the loan. Lenders commonly require borrowers to maintain a certain debt service coverage ratio and a specific loan to value ratio, and require borrowers to make available their financial records for inspection and examination upon request. Such provisions allow lenders to monitor borrowers’ cash flow and financial condition and the properties securing the loans. See these clauses that lenders may use. For additional guidance on commercial real estate financing, see the Related Content below.

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