Foreclosure consultants; prohibited acts
Sec. 2. In addition to any prohibitions that apply under IC 24-5-15-1 through IC 24-5-15-8, a foreclosure consultant may not:
(1) enter into or attempt to enter into a foreclosure consultant contract with a homeowner unless the foreclosure consultant first provides the homeowner written notice of the homeowner's rights under this article;
(2) demand or receive compensation until after the foreclosure consultant has fully performed all services the foreclosure consultant contracted to perform or represented that the foreclosure consultant would perform, unless the foreclosure consultant complies with the security requirements under IC 24-5-15-8;
(3) demand or receive a fee, interest, or any other compensation that exceeds eight percent (8%) per year of the amount of any loan that the foreclosure consultant makes to the homeowner;
(4) take a wage assignment, a lien of any type on real or personal property, or any other security to secure the payment of compensation;
(5) receive consideration from a third party in connection with foreclosure consulting services provided to a homeowner unless the consideration is first fully disclosed in writing to the homeowner;
(6) acquire any interest, directly or indirectly, in residential real property in foreclosure from a homeowner with whom the foreclosure consultant has contracted; or
(7) except to inspect documents as provided by law, take any power of attorney from a homeowner for any purpose.
Foreclosure purchasers; duties to homeowners
Sec. 4. A foreclosure purchaser shall:
(1) ensure that title to real property has been reconveyed to the homeowner in a timely manner if the terms of a foreclosure reconveyance agreement require a reconveyance; or
(2) if the real property subject to a foreclosure reconveyance agreement is sold within eighteen (18) months after entering into the foreclosure reconveyance agreement, make payment to the homeowner not later than ninety (90) days after the resale of the real property in an amount equal to at least sixty-six percent (66%) of the net proceeds from the resale of the property.
As added by P.L.209-2007, SEC.2.
Foreclosure purchasers; unfair conduct; prohibited representations and acts
Sec. 5. A foreclosure purchaser may not:
(1) enter into repurchase or lease terms as part of the foreclosure reconveyance that are unfair or commercially unreasonable or engage in any other unfair conduct;
(2) represent, directly or indirectly, that the:
(A) foreclosure purchaser is acting:
(i) as an adviser or a consultant; or
Foreclosure purchasers; accounting to homeowner after resale of property
Sec. 6. A foreclosure purchaser shall make a detailed accounting of the basis for the amount of payment made to a homeowner of real property resold within eighteen (18) months after entering into a foreclosure reconveyance agreement on a form prescribed by the attorney general.
As added by P.L.209-2007, SEC.2.
Duty to retain records for three years
Sec. 7.2. A foreclosure consultant shall retain all records and documents, including the foreclosure consultant contract, related to services performed on behalf of a homeowner for at least three (3) years after the termination or conclusion of the foreclosure consultant contract entered into by the foreclosure consultant and the homeowner.
As added by P.L.52-2009, SEC.3; P.L.105-2009, SEC.6.