Definitions for "RESPA"
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act is a federal law which deals with the procedures to be followed in a real estate closing, requiring disclosure of certain costs in the sale of residential improved property.
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Consumer protection legislation enacted by Congress requiring lenders to provide borrowers with specified information in residential real estate loan transactions. RESPA also prohibits certain practices in residential real estate closings.
A consumer protection law that requires lenders to give borrowers advance notice of closing costs. Buyers and sellers receive a RESPA statement at closing.