Subservicers The Master Servicer shall perform all of its servicing responsibilities hereunder or may cause a subservicer to perform any such servicing responsibilities on its behalf, but the use by the Master Servicer of a subservicer shall not release the Master Servicer from any of its obligations hereunder and the Master Servicer shall remain responsible hereunder for all acts and omissions of each subservicer as fully as if such acts and omissions were those of the Master Servicer. The Master Servicer shall pay all fees of each subservicer from its own funds, and a subservicer’s fee shall not exceed the Servicing Fee payable to the Master Servicer hereunder. At the cost and expense of the Master Servicer, without any right of reimbursement from its Protected Account, the Master Servicer shall be entitled to terminate the rights and responsibilities of a subservicer and arrange for any servicing responsibilities to be performed by a successor subservicer; provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prevent or prohibit the Master Servicer, at the Master Servicer’s option, from electing to service the related Mortgage Loans itself. In the event that the Master Servicer’s responsibilities and duties under this Agreement are terminated pursuant to Section 8.01, the Master Servicer shall at its own cost and expense terminate the rights and responsibilities of each subservicer effective as of the date of termination of the Master Servicer. The Master Servicer shall pay all fees, expenses or penalties necessary in order to terminate the rights and responsibilities of each subservicer from the Master Servicer’s own funds without reimbursement from the Trust Fund. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Master Servicer shall not be relieved of its obligations hereunder and shall be obligated to the same extent and under the same terms and conditions as if it alone were servicing and administering the Mortgage Loans. The Master Servicer shall be entitled to enter into an agreement with a subservicer for indemnification of the Master Servicer by the subservicer and nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to limit or modify such indemnification. Any subservicing agreement and any other transactions or services relating to the Mortgage Loans involving a subservicer shall be deemed to be between such subservicer and the Master Servicer alone, and the Trustee shall not have any obligations, duties or liabilities with respect to such subservicer including any obligation, duty or liability of the Trustee to pay such subservicer’s fees and expenses. Each subservicing agreement shall provide that such agreement may be assumed or terminated without cause or penalty by the Trustee or other Successor Master Servicer in the event the Master Servicer is terminated in accordance with this Agreement. For purposes of remittances to the Trustee pursuant to this Agreement, the Master Servicer shall be deemed to have received a payment on a Mortgage Loan when a subservicer has received such payment.
The Servicer (a) The Servicer shall service and administer the Loans in accordance with the terms of this Servicing Agreement, following such procedures as it would employ in its good faith business judgment and which are normal and usual in its general mortgage servicing activities, and shall have full power and authority, acting alone or through a subservicer, to do any and all things in connection with such servicing and administration which it may deem necessary or desirable, it being understood, however, that the Servicer shall at all times remain responsible to the Issuer and the Indenture Trustee for the performance of its duties and obligations hereunder in accordance with the terms hereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Servicer shall continue, and is hereby authorized and empowered by the Issuer and the Indenture Trustee, as pledgee of the Loans, to execute and deliver, on behalf of itself, the Issuer, the Indenture Trustee or any of them, any and all instruments of satisfaction or cancellation, or of partial or full release or discharge, or of consent to modification in connection with a proposed conveyance, or of assignment of any Mortgage and Mortgage Note in connection with the repurchase of a Loan and all other comparable instruments with respect to the Loans and with respect to the Mortgaged Properties, or with respect to the modification or re-recording of a Mortgage for the purpose of correcting the Mortgage, the subordination of the lien of the Mortgage in favor of a public utility company or government agency or unit with powers of eminent domain, the taking of a deed in lieu of foreclosure, the commencement, prosecution or completion of judicial or non-judicial foreclosure, the acquisition of any property acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure, or the management, marketing and conveyance of any property acquired by foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure. The Issuer, the Indenture Trustee and the Custodian, as applicable, shall furnish the Servicer with any powers of attorney and other documents necessary or appropriate to enable the Servicer to carry out its servicing and administrative duties hereunder. On the Closing Date, the Indenture Trustee shall deliver to the Servicer a limited power of attorney substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto. If the Mortgage relating to a Loan did not have a lien senior to the Loan on the related Mortgaged Property as of the Cut-off Date, then the Servicer, in such capacity, may not consent to the placing of a lien senior to that of the Mortgage on the related Mortgaged Property. If the Mortgage relating to a Loan had a lien senior to the Loan on the related Mortgaged Property as of the Cut-off Date, then the Servicer, in such capacity, may consent to the refinancing of the prior senior lien, provided that the following requirements are met:
Servicer The Servicer is authorized to prepare, or cause to be prepared, execute and deliver on behalf of the Trust all such documents, reports, filings, instruments, certificates and opinions as it shall be the duty of the Trust or Owner Trustee to prepare, file or deliver pursuant to the Basic Documents. Upon written request, the Owner Trustee shall execute and deliver to the Servicer a limited power of attorney appointing the Servicer the Trust's agent and attorney-in-fact to prepare, or cause to be prepared, execute and deliver all such documents, reports, filings, instruments, certificates and opinions.
Subservicer Any Person that services Mortgage Loans on behalf of the Servicer or any Subservicer and is responsible for the performance (whether directly or through Subservicers or Subcontractors) of a substantial portion of the material servicing functions required to be performed by the Servicer under this Agreement, with respect to some or all of the Mortgage Loans, that are identified in Item 1122(d) of Regulation AB.
Subservicing Agreements between the Servicer and Subservicers (a) The Servicer may enter into subservicing agreements with Subservicers for the servicing and administration of the Mortgage Loans ("Subservicing Agreements"). The Servicer represents and warrants to the other parties hereto that no Subservicing Agreement is in effect as of the Closing Date with respect to any Mortgage Loans required to be serviced by it hereunder. The Servicer shall give notice to the Depositor and the Trustee of any such Subservicer and Subservicing Agreement, which notice shall contain all information (including without limitation a copy of the Subservicing Agreement) reasonably necessary to enable the Trustee, pursuant to Section 8.12(g), to accurately and timely report the event under Item 6.02 of Form 8-K pursuant to the Exchange Act (if such reports under the Exchange Act are required to be filed under the Exchange Act). No Subservicing Agreement shall be effective until 30 days after such written notice is received by both the Depositor and the Trustee. The Trustee shall not be required to review or consent to such Subservicing Agreements and shall have no liability in connection therewith.
The Master Servicer The Master Servicer shall service and administer the Mortgage Loans in a manner consistent with the terms of this Agreement and with general industry practice and shall have full power and authority, acting alone or through a subservicer, (i) to execute and deliver, on behalf of the Noteholders, the Trust, and the Indenture Trustee, customary consents or waivers and other instruments and documents, (ii) to consent to transfers of any Mortgaged Property and assumptions of the Mortgage Notes and related Mortgages (but only in the manner provided in this Agreement), (iii) to collect any Insurance Proceeds and other Liquidation Proceeds, and (iv) to effectuate foreclosure or other conversion of the ownership of the Mortgaged Property securing any Mortgage Loan. The Master Servicer shall remain responsible to the parties to this Agreement and the Credit Enhancer for its obligations under this Agreement. Any amounts received by any subservicer on a Mortgage Loan shall be considered to have been received by the Master Servicer whether or not actually received by it. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Master Servicer may execute and deliver, on behalf of itself, the Noteholders, and the Indenture Trustee, or any of them, any instruments of satisfaction or cancellation, or of partial or full release or discharge, and all other comparable instruments, with respect to the Mortgage Loans and with respect to the Mortgaged Properties, in each case to the extent not inconsistent with this Agreement. At the request of a Servicing Officer, the Indenture Trustee shall furnish the Master Servicer with any powers of attorney and other documents appropriate to enable the Master Servicer to carry out its servicing and administrative duties under this Agreement. The Master Servicer in this capacity may also consent to the placing of a lien senior to that of any mortgage on the related Mortgaged Property, if
Successor Subservicers The Master Servicer shall be entitled to terminate any Subservicing Agreement that may exist in accordance with the terms and conditions of such Subservicing Agreement and without any limitation by virtue of this Agreement; provided, however, that in the event of termination of any Subservicing Agreement by the Master Servicer or the Subservicer, the Master Servicer shall either act as servicer of the related Mortgage Loan or enter into a Subservicing Agreement with a successor Subservicer which will be bound by the terms of the related Subservicing Agreement. If the Master Servicer or any Affiliate of Residential Funding acts as servicer, it will not assume liability for the representations and warranties of the Subservicer which it replaces. If the Master Servicer enters into a Subservicing Agreement with a successor Subservicer, the Master Servicer shall use reasonable efforts to have the successor Subservicer assume liability for the representations and warranties made by the terminated Subservicer in respect of the related Mortgage Loans and, in the event of any such assumption by the successor Subservicer, the Master Servicer may, in the exercise of its business judgment, release the terminated Subservicer from liability for such representations and warranties.
Master Servicer The Master Servicer shall supervise, monitor and oversee the obligation of the Servicers to service and administer their respective Mortgage Loans in accordance with the terms of the applicable Servicing Agreement and, where applicable, the Correspondent Sellers Guide and the Master Servicing Guide, and shall have full power and authority to do any and all things which it may deem necessary or desirable in connection with such master servicing and administration. In performing its obligations hereunder, the Master Servicer shall act in a manner consistent with Accepted Master Servicing Practices and, where applicable, the Master Servicing Guide. Furthermore, the Master Servicer shall oversee and consult with each Servicer as necessary from time-to-time to carry out the Master Servicer's obligations hereunder, shall receive, review and evaluate all reports, information and other data provided to the Master Servicer by each Servicer and shall cause each Servicer to perform and observe the covenants, obligations and conditions to be performed or observed by such Servicer under the applicable Servicing Agreement. The Master Servicer shall independently and separately monitor each Servicer's servicing activities with respect to each related Mortgage Loan, reconcile the results of such monitoring with such information provided in the previous sentence on a monthly basis and coordinate corrective adjustments to the Servicers' and Master Servicer's records, and based on such reconciled and corrected information, prepare the statements specified in Section 6.04 and any other information and statements required hereunder. The Master Servicer shall reconcile the results of its Mortgage Loan monitoring with the actual remittances of the Servicers to the related Servicer Accounts pursuant to the applicable Servicing Agreements. The Trustee shall furnish the Servicers and the Master Servicer with any limited powers of attorney and other documents in form as provided to it necessary or appropriate to enable the Servicers and the Master Servicer to service and administer the related Mortgage Loans and REO Property, which limited powers of attorney shall provide that the Trustee will not be liable for the actions or omissions of the Servicers or Master Servicer in exercising such powers. The Trustee shall provide access to the records and documentation in possession of the Trustee (including in its capacity as Custodian hereunder) regarding the related Mortgage Loans and REO Property and the servicing thereof to the Certificateholders, the FDIC, and the supervisory agents and examiners of the FDIC, such access being afforded only upon reasonable prior written request and during normal business hours at the office of the Trustee; provided, however, that, unless otherwise required by law, the Trustee shall not be required to provide access to such records and documentation if the provision thereof would violate the legal right to privacy of any Mortgagor. The Trustee shall allow representatives of the above entities to photocopy any of the records and documentation and shall provide equipment for that purpose at a charge that covers the Trustee's actual costs. The Trustee shall execute and deliver to the related Servicer and the Master Servicer any court pleadings, requests for trustee's sale or other documents necessary or desirable to (i) the foreclosure or trustee's sale with respect to a Mortgaged Property; (ii) any legal action brought to obtain judgment against any Mortgagor on the Mortgage Note or Security Instrument; (iii) obtain a deficiency judgment against the Mortgagor; or (iv) enforce any other rights or remedies provided by the Mortgage Note or Security Instrument or otherwise available at law or equity.
Monitoring of Servicers (a) The Master Servicer shall be responsible for reporting to the Trustee, the Trust Administrator and the Depositor the compliance by each Servicer with its duties under the related Servicing Agreement. In the review of each Servicer’s activities, the Master Servicer may rely upon an officer’s certificate of the Servicer with regard to such Servicer’s compliance with the terms of its Servicing Agreement. In the event that the Master Servicer, in its judgment, determines that a Servicer should be terminated in accordance with its Servicing Agreement, or that a notice should be sent pursuant to such Servicing Agreement with respect to the occurrence of an event that, unless cured, would constitute grounds for such termination, the Master Servicer shall notify the Depositor, the Trust Administrator and the Trustee thereof and the Master Servicer shall issue such notice or take such other action as it deems appropriate.
The Custodians The Custodian shall be subject at all times and in all respects to the directions of the Depositary and shall be responsible solely to it. Any Custodian may resign and be discharged from its duties hereunder by notice of such resignation delivered to the Depositary at least 30 days prior to the date on which such resignation is to become effective. If upon such resignation there shall be no Custodian acting hereunder, the Depositary shall, promptly after receiving such notice, appoint a substitute custodian or custodians, each of which shall thereafter be a Custodian hereunder. The Depositary in its discretion may appoint a substitute or additional custodian or custodians, each of which shall thereafter be one of the Custodians hereunder. Upon demand of the Depositary any Custodian shall deliver such of the Deposited Securities held by it as are requested of it to any other Custodian or such substitute or additional custodian or custodians. Each such substitute or additional custodian shall deliver to the Depositary, forthwith upon its appointment, an acceptance of such appointment satisfactory in form and substance to the Depositary. Upon the appointment of any successor depositary hereunder, each Custodian then acting hereunder shall forthwith become, without any further act or writing, the agent hereunder of such successor depositary and the appointment of such successor depositary shall in no way impair the authority of each Custodian hereunder; but the successor depositary so appointed shall, nevertheless, on the written request of any Custodian, execute and deliver to such Custodian all such instruments as may be proper to give to such Custodian full and complete power and authority as agent hereunder of such successor depositary.