Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 79
Mortgage Foreclosure Consultant Regulation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-79-4

§ 5-79-4. Violations.

It is a violation for a foreclosure consultant to:

(1) Claim, demand, charge, collect, or receive any compensation until after the foreclosure consultant has fully performed each and every service the foreclosure consultant contracted to perform or represented he or she would perform;

(2) Claim, demand, charge, collect, or receive any fee, interest, or any other compensation for any reason that exceeds eight percent (8%) per annum of the amount of any loan that the foreclosure consultant may make to the owner;

(3) Take any wage assignment, any lien on any type of real or personal property, or other security to secure the payment of compensation. Any such security is void and unenforceable;

(4) Receive any consideration from any third-party in connection with services rendered to an owner unless the consideration is first fully disclosed to the owner;

(5) Acquire any interest, directly or indirectly, or by means of a subsidiary or affiliate, in a residence in foreclosure from an owner with whom the foreclosure consultant has contracted;

(6) Take any power of attorney from an owner for any purpose, except to inspect documents as provided by law; or

(7) Induce or attempt to induce any owner to enter a contract that does not comply in all respects with § 5-79-3.

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