2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
General - Continued
Article 61 - Real Estate
Part 9 - Mortgage Loan Originators
§ 12-61-904.5. Originator's relationship to borrower - rules

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-61-904.5 (2016) What's This?

(1) A mortgage loan originator shall have a duty of good faith and fair dealing in all communications and transactions with a borrower. Such duty includes, but is not limited to:

(a) The duty to not recommend or induce the borrower to enter into a transaction that does not have a reasonable, tangible net benefit to the borrower, considering all of the circumstances, including the terms of a loan, the cost of a loan, and the borrower's circumstances;

(b) The duty to make a reasonable inquiry concerning the borrower's current and prospective income, existing debts and other obligations, and any other relevant information and, after making such inquiry, to make his or her best efforts to recommend, broker, or originate a residential mortgage loan that takes into consideration the information submitted by the borrower, but the mortgage loan originator shall not be deemed to violate this section if the borrower conceals or misrepresents relevant information; and

(c) The duty not to commit any acts, practices, or omissions in violation of section 38-40-105, C.R.S.

(2) For purposes of implementing subsection (1) of this section, the board may adopt rules defining what constitutes a reasonable, tangible net benefit to the borrower.

(3) A violation of this section constitutes a deceptive trade practice under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act", article 1 of title 6, C.R.S.

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