Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 20.7
Real Estate Appraiser Certification Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-20.7-18

§ 5-20.7-18. Retention of records.

(a) A state-certified or licensed real estate appraiser shall retain for five (5) years originals or true copies of all written contracts engaging his or her services for real property appraisal work, and all reports and supporting data assembled and formulated by the appraiser in preparing the reports.

(b) The five-year (5) period for retention of records is applicable to each engagement of the services of the appraiser and commences upon the date of the submittal of the appraisal to the client unless, within such five-year (5) period, the appraiser is notified that the appraisal or report is involved in litigation, in which event the five-year (5) period for the retention of records is five (5) years upon the date of the submittal of the appraisal to the client or three (3) years from the date of the final disposition of the litigation, whichever is greater.

(c) All records required to be maintained under the provisions of this chapter shall be made available by the certified real estate appraiser for inspection and copying by the board on reasonable notice to the appraiser.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 424, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 275, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 211, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 266, § 2.