Mortgagee Clause

What is a mortgagee clause?

A mortgagee clause is a provision included in a property insurance policy protecting the mortgagee (lender) from financial loss in the event of damage -- physical or otherwise -- to the property.

In other words, if the property suffers damage, the insurer agrees to financially compensate the mortgagee for their portion of the loss.

How to add a mortgagee clause

If you are a private lender providing a private loan to a real estate buyer (borrower), you can have the borrower contact their property insurer to add a mortgagee clause with you as the mortgagee.