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Q. What is an all-inclusive deed of trust?

A. “All inclusive,” “wrap around,” “overlapping,” or “hold harmless” deed of trust. Each of these terms describes the same type of security device. They refer to an instrument which purports to secure an indebtedness owed by the trustor to the beneficiary, but the amount of the indebtedness includes a debt owed by the beneficiary on another obligation secured by the same property which is senior in priority. The overriding deed of trust can include the secured obligations of one or more senior liens, and in some cases it might also include the total debt of another senior overriding deed of trust.

The beneficiary of the overriding note who receives payments from the trustor to be applied toward payment of the underlying obligations holds the payments as a fiduciary. He has a duty to (1) make the payments on the underlying obligations from the moneys received from the trustor, and (2) disclose to the trustor material facts, including the failure to make a payment on an underlying obligation, so that the trustor can protect himself from foreclosure.

In some cases the overriding deed of trust is referred to as a “first” lien on the property. However, since there is already an existing first lien on the property for the overriding deed of trust to “wrap around,” the overriding deed of trust is by definition a second lien against the property.

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