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Title XXIX OWNERSHIP AND CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

Chapter 443

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  443.737.  Violations. — It is a violation of sections 443.701 to 443.893 for a person or individual subject to sections 443.701 to 443.893 to:

  (1)  Directly or indirectly employ any scheme, device, or artifice to defraud or mislead borrowers or lenders or to defraud any person;

  (2)  Engage in any unfair or deceptive practice toward any person;

  (3)  Obtain property by fraud or misrepresentation;

  (4)  Solicit or enter into a contract with a borrower that provides in substance that the person or individual subject to sections 443.701 to 443.893 may earn a fee or commission through best efforts to obtain a loan even though no loan is actually obtained for the borrower;

  (5)  Solicit, advertise, or enter into a contract for specific interest rates, points, or other financing terms unless the terms are actually available at the time of soliciting, advertising, or contracting;

  (6)  Conduct any business covered by sections 443.701 to 443.893 without holding a valid license and employment as required under sections 443.701 to 443.893, or assist or aide and abet any person in the conduct of business under sections 443.701 to 443.893 without a valid license as required under sections 443.701 to 443.893;

  (7)  Fail to make disclosures as required by sections 443.701 to 443.893 and any other applicable state or federal law;

  (8)  Fail to comply with sections 443.701 to 443.893 or rules promulgated under sections 443.701 to 443.893, or fail to comply with any other state or federal law, including the rules applicable to any business authorized or conducted under sections 443.701 to 443.893;

  (9)  Make, in any manner, any false or deceptive statement or representation, including with regard to the rates, points, or other financing terms or conditions for a residential mortgage loan, or engage in bait and switch advertising;

  (10)  Negligently make any false statement or knowingly and willfully make any omission of material fact in connection with any information or reports filed with a governmental agency or the NMLSR or in connection with any investigation conducted by the director or another governmental agency;

  (11)  Make any payment, threat, or promise, directly or indirectly, to any person for the purposes of influencing the independent judgment of the person in connection with a residential mortgage loan or make any payment threat or promise, directly or indirectly, to any appraiser of a property for the purposes of influencing the independent judgment of the appraiser with respect to the value of the property;

  (12)  Collect, charge, attempt to collect or charge, or use or propose any agreement purporting to collect or charge any fee prohibited by sections 443.701 to 443.893;

  (13)  Cause or require a borrower to obtain property insurance coverage in an amount that exceeds the replacement cost of the improvements as established by the property insurer;

  (14)  Fail to truthfully account for moneys belonging to a party to a residential mortgage loan transaction.

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(L. 2009 H.B. 382)

Effective 7-08-09


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