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  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 994, Sec. 7. )

CHAPTER 3. Licensing: Residential Mortgage Loan Servicer [50130- 50130.]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 994, Sec. 7. )


(a) A mortgage servicer shall file an application for licensure under this chapter with the commissioner to service mortgage loans in this state by satisfying the requirements of this chapter and the applicable provisions, as determined by the commissioner, of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 50120).

(b) A mortgage servicer may apply for licensure by doing all of the following:

(1) Filing with the commissioner an application containing the information required by Section 50122, and any additional information the commissioner may require by rule.

(2) Paying the investigation and application fees required by Section 50121.

(3) Submitting any information required by Section 50124.

(4) Complying with the applicable provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 50120).

(c) A licensee may not make or service loans secured by real property pursuant to the authority of a license, or exemption from licensure, under the Real Estate Law.

(d) The commissioner may, pursuant to Section 50321, order a licensee to cease any other business conducted at any location where the licensee operates under the authority of a residential mortgage servicer license, if the commissioner finds that the conduct of that business has facilitated evasions of this division or the rules adopted pursuant to this division, or that the conduct of that business is in violation of any law to which that business is subject.

(e) A license for a business location outside this state shall constitute an agreement by the mortgage servicer to, at the discretion of the commissioner, either (1) make the licensee’s books, accounts, papers, records, and files available to the commissioner or the commissioner’s representatives in this state within 10 calendar days of a request from the commissioner or, (2) pay the reasonable expenses for travel, meals, and lodging of the commissioner or the commissioner’s representatives incurred during an investigation or examination made at the licensee’s location outside this state.

(f) The commissioner shall license a mortgage servicer upon completion of the investigation and issuance of the findings required by Section 50121, subject to Sections 50123, 50125, 50126, and 50127.

(g) A mortgage servicer licensed to service mortgage loans shall comply with all applicable requirements of California and federal law, including the Civil Code and Section 2609 of the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, as amended (12 U.S.C. Sec. 2601 et seq.).

(h) A license shall remain in effect until suspended, surrendered, or revoked.

(i) The commissioner may require an applicant or licensee to make some or all filings with the commissioner through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 160, Sec. 59. (SB 36) Effective October 11, 2009.)

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