|due to banks/lenders making a habit of this...|
"Florida statute 709.2120 states that a bank, or business, cannot unreasonably reject a power of attorney. An agent seeking to enforce a power of attorney against a bank, that has unreasonably rejected the power of attorney, can be awarded costs and attorney’s fees. A bank that rejects a power of attorney does so at its own peril."
Now, as I said, as long as the POA in hand allowed the AIFF to mortgage, lease, sell and/or encumber the real property, the lender cannot reject it here in FL. Maybe, in this case, there was an issue with the original POA.