PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
IDAHO REAL ESTATE LICENSE LAW
54-2058. Authority to investigate and discipline. (1) General authority to investigate. The commission may investigate the action of any person engaged in the business or acting in the capacity of real estate broker or salesperson in this state, or any person believed to have acted as a real estate broker or salesperson without a license in violation of section 54-2002, Idaho Code. Upon receipt of a written complaint from anyone who claims to have been injured or defrauded as a result of such action, or upon information received by the executive director, the executive director shall perform an investigation of the facts alleged against such real estate broker or salesperson or such unlicensed person. Prior to the initiation of any proceedings for the revocation or suspension of a license, or for such other disciplinary actions as set forth in section 54-2059, Idaho Code, the executive director shall transmit to the commission a report, in writing, signed by the executive director, setting forth the facts alleged against such real estate broker or salesperson or unlicensed person. Upon receiving such report, the commission shall make an examination of all the facts and circumstances connected with such report. If the facts set forth in the report are deemed insufficient by the commission, no further action shall be taken, unless the executive director resubmits the report with additional facts supporting the filing of an administrative complaint. Should the commission deem that the facts set forth in the report are sufficient to proceed with a formal action, the commission shall authorize the filing of an administrative complaint against such person.
(2) Audits. The commission or its duly authorized representative is vested with the authority to conduct periodic inspections, surveys and audits of the transaction records and real estate trust accounts of all Idaho licensed designated brokers. Any transaction records or real estate trust account records located outside the state of Idaho shall promptly be made available to the commission upon request at the licensee’s own cost and at the location or in the manner requested by the commission. If the analysis of a broker’s real estate trust account indicates a deficiency or any irregularity which cannot be resolved between the commission and the broker, the commission may order a complete audit of the trust account by a certified public accountant at the broker’s expense.
(3) The commission also has the authority to investigate the action of any Idaho licensee as provided in this section. The licensee or broker shall answer all reasonable investigative questions of the commission, and must make available, promptly upon request, any and all records to the commission at the licensee’s own cost and at the location or in the manner requested by the commission.
[54-2058, added 2000, ch. 285, sec. 3, p. 945; am. 2001, ch. 123, sec. 22, p. 440; am. 2002, ch. 116, sec. 1, p. 330; am. 2011, ch. 108, sec. 3, p. 279.]