TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-79
Mortgage Foreclosure Consultant Regulation

SECTION 5-79-3


§ 5-79-3 Contract.

(a) Every contract must be in writing and must fully disclose the exact nature of the foreclosure consultant's services and the total amount and terms of compensation.

(b) The following notice, printed in at least fourteen (14) point boldface type and completed with the name of the foreclosure consultant, must be printed immediately above the statement required by paragraph (c):

"NOTICE REQUIRED BY RHODE ISLAND LAW

(Name or anyone working for him or her CANNOT):

(1) Take any money from you or ask you for money until . . . . . (Name) has completely finished doing everything he or she said he or she would do; and

(2) Ask you to sign or have you sign any lien, mortgage or deed."

(c) The contract must be written in the same language as principally used by the foreclosure consultant to describe his or her services or to negotiate the contract, must be dated and signed by the owner, and must contain in immediate proximity to the space reserved for the owner's signature a conspicuous statement in a size equal to at least ten (10) point boldface type, as follows:

"You, the owner, may cancel this transaction at any time prior to midnight of the third (3rd) business day after the date of this transaction. See the attached notice of cancellation form for an explanation of this right."

(d) The contract must contain on the first (1st) page, in a type size no smaller than that generally used in the body of the document, each of the following:

(1) The name and address of the foreclosure consultant to which the notice of cancellation is to be mailed; and

(2) The date the owner signed the contract.

(e) The contract must be accompanied by a completed form in duplicate, captioned "notice of cancellation," which must be attached to the contract, must be easily detachable, and must contain in at least ten (10) point type the following statement written in the same language as used in the contract:

"NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

. . . . . (Enter date of transaction)

You may cancel this transaction, without any penalty or obligation, until midnight of the third (3rd) business day from the above date.

To cancel this transaction, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of this cancellation notice, or any other written notice to . . . . . . . . . (Name of foreclosure consultant) at . . . . . . . . . (Address of foreclosure consultant's place of business) NOT LATER THAN MIDNIGHT OF . . . . . . . . . (Date)

I hereby cancel this transaction . . . . . . . . . (Date)

. . . . . . . . .  ; (Owner's signature)"

(f) The foreclosure consultant shall provide the owner with a copy of the contract and the attached notice of cancellation immediately upon execution of the contract.

(g) The three (3) business days during which the owner may cancel the contract shall not begin to run until the foreclosure consultant has complied with this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 242, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 287, § 1.)