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SECTION 1320
Special summons requirement in private residence cases
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 13
§ 1320. Special summons requirement in private residence cases. In an
action to foreclose a mortgage on a residential property containing not
more than three units, in addition to the usual requirements applicable
to a summons in the court, the summons shall contain a notice in
boldface in the following form:

NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME

If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy
of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this
foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court,
a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home.

Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for
further information on how to answer the summons and protect your
property.

Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this
foreclosure action.

YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR
THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT.