Rules state that properties can be mortgaged at any time. But if I can't raise enough money to pay rent, I am bankrupt and out of the game.
Mortgaging properties just prior to handing them over to the new owner would be a nuisance. Since the new owner is required to pay a 10% fee to the bank. As the player being bankrupted, am I allowed to reduce the spoils I turn over in this fashion?
Note a similar question about making deals with other players when going bankrupt.