The Real Deal Miami

ProVest serves foreclosure papers to dead man

May 23, 2011 03:18PM

Late last month, foreclosure process server ProVest sent a foreclosure notice to a homeowner in Sunrise in a case that would seem fairly routine, except for the fact that the homeowner died last August. According to the Sun Sentinel, an attorney for the homeowner’s family says ProVest falsely claimed it had properly served the defendant when, it could not possibly have done so. In cases where a homeowner has passed away, the lender is supposed to ask the court to assign an administrator to the case and then serve foreclosure papers to that administration. “It’s equivalent to perjury,” said Andrew Dinnerstein, the attorney. “The system is being abused to such an extent that people aren’t even being served properly.” [Sun Sentinel]