Idaho Statutes

26-31-211.  PROHIBITED PRACTICES OF MORTGAGE BROKERS AND MORTGAGE LENDERS. No mortgage broker or mortgage lender licensee under this part or person required under this part to have such license shall:
(1)  Obtain any exclusive dealing or exclusive agency agreement from any borrower;
(2)  Delay closing of any residential mortgage loan for the purpose of increasing interest, costs, fees or charges payable by the borrower;
(3)  Accept any fees at closing which were not previously disclosed fully to the borrower;
(4)  Obtain any agreement or instrument in which blanks are left to be filled in after signing by a borrower;
(5)  Engage in any misrepresentation or omission of a material fact in connection with a residential mortgage loan;
(6)  Make payment, whether directly or indirectly, of any kind to any in-house or fee appraiser for the purpose of influencing the independent judgment of the appraiser with respect to the value of any residential real property which is to be covered by a residential mortgage loan;
(7)  Make any false promise likely to influence or persuade, or pursue a course of misrepresentations and false promises through mortgage loan originators or other agents, or through advertising or otherwise;
(8)  Misrepresent, circumvent or conceal, through whatever subterfuge or device, any of the material terms of a residential mortgage loan transaction;
(9)  Enter into any agreement, with or without the payment of a fee, to fix in advance a particular interest rate or other term in a residential mortgage loan unless written confirmation of the agreement is delivered to the borrower as required by rule promulgated pursuant to this chapter and pertinent to this part;
(10) Engage in mortgage loan origination activity through any person who at the time of such mortgage loan origination activity does not hold a mortgage loan originator license issued by the department pursuant to this chapter;
(11) Receive a fee for engaging in loan modification activities except pursuant to a written agreement between the person subject to this part and a person seeking a loan modification. The written agreement must specify the amount of the fee that will be charged to the person seeking a loan modification, specify the terms of the loan for which modification will be sought and disclose the expected impact of the loan modification on the monthly payment and length of the loan; nor
(12)  Employ or otherwise appoint as a qualified person in charge any person who the director has found to have violated standards of conduct adopted by the NMLSR applicable to a person taking a written test administered pursuant to section 26-31-308, Idaho Code, or who has obtained or attempted to obtain credit for education required pursuant to section 26-31-307 or 26-31-310, Idaho Code, by means of false pretenses or representations.

[26-31-211, added 2009, ch. 97, sec. 2, p. 295; am. 2013, ch. 64, sec. 10, p. 151.]

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