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Iowa Code Title XIII. Commerce [Chs. 505-554D] § 535B.20. Disbursing from a trust account

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A licensee acting as a closing agent shall not make, in a real estate closing, a disbursement from a trust account on behalf of another person, unless the following conditions are met:

1. The cash, funds, money orders, checks, or negotiable instruments necessary for the disbursement have been transferred electronically to or deposited into the trust account of the closing agent and are available for withdrawal and disbursement, or have been physically received by the agent prior to disbursement and are intended for deposit no later than the next banking day after the date of disbursement.

2. Nothing in this section prohibits a closing agent licensee from advancing funds not exceeding one thousand dollars from a trust account or otherwise on behalf of a party to a real estate closing for the purpose of paying incidental fees, such as conveyance and recording fees, in order to effect and close the sale, purchase, exchange, transfer, encumbrance, or lease of residential real property that is the subject of the real estate closing.

Cite this article: - Iowa Code Title XIII. Commerce [Chs. 505-554D] § 535B.20. Disbursing from a trust account - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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