BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE PRACTICES ACT
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MORTGAGE BROKERS AND MORTGAGE LENDERS
26-31-212. reserve accounts. (1) A mortgage lender shall, conspicuously and specifically, disclose to each borrower all contractual provisions relating to reserve accounts, impound accounts, escrow accounts, or any other account maintained for the borrower in order to pay for property taxes, property insurance, or private mortgage insurance.
(2) Except as otherwise required by the truth in lending act, the real estate settlement procedures act, regulation X, or regulation Z, a mortgage lender shall not keep more than one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the amounts necessary on an annual basis to pay expected insurance, taxes, or other agreed charges. Upon written notice by a borrower to the mortgage lender that reserves being required are excessive, the mortgage lender must, within thirty (30) days, either refund the excess or explain to the borrower why the amounts being required are believed to be reasonable and necessary. If, after notice of hearing under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, the director determines that the reserve account, impound account, escrow account, or any other similar account maintained for a borrower is not reasonable, the director may order the mortgage lender to reduce its reserve requirements for such accounts. In any proceeding under this section, the burden shall be upon the mortgage lender to prove that the amounts required for such reserve accounts are based upon actual and reasonably anticipated charges.
[26-31-212, added 2020, ch. 100, sec. 9, p. 268.]