2014 Iowa Code
SECTION 557B.12 - Nondisturbance provisions.

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557B.12  Nondisturbance provisions.

1.  With respect to any property in this state acquired and put into operation by a membership camping operator after July 1, 1987, the membership camping operator shall not offer or execute a membership camping contract in this state granting the right to use the property until the following requirements are met:

a.  Each person holding an interest in a voluntary blanket encumbrance has executed and delivered a nondisturbance agreement which includes all of the following provisions:

(1)  That the rights of the holder or holders of the blanket encumbrance in the affected campground are subordinate to the rights of purchasers.

(2)  That any person who acquires the affected campground or any portion of the campground by the exercise of any right of sale or foreclosure contained in the blanket encumbrance takes the campground subject to the rights of purchasers.

(3)  That the holder or holders of the blanket encumbrance shall not use or cause the campground to be used in a manner which interferes with the right of purchasers to use the campground and its facilities in accordance with the terms and conditions of the membership camping contract.

b.  Each hypothecation lender which has a lien on, or security interest in, the membership camping operator’s ownership interest in the campground has executed and delivered a nondisturbance agreement and recorded the agreement in the office of the clerk of the district court of the county in which the campground is located.  In addition, each person holding an interest in a blanket encumbrance superior to the interest held by the hypothecation lender has executed, delivered, and recorded an instrument stating that such person will give the hypothecation lender notice of, and at least thirty days to cure, any default under the blanket encumbrance before the person commences any foreclosure action affecting the campground.  For the purposes of this section:

(1)  “Hypothecation lender” means a financial institution which provides a major hypothecation loan to a membership camping operator.

(2)  “Major hypothecation loan” is a loan or line of credit secured by substantially all of the contracts receivable arising from the membership camping operator’s sale of membership camping contracts.

(3)  “Nondisturbance agreement” means an instrument by which a hypothecation lender agrees to conditions substantially the same as those set forth in paragraph “a”.

2.  In lieu of compliance with subsection 1, a surety bond or letter of credit satisfying the requirements of this subsection may be delivered to and accepted by the attorney general.  The surety bond or letter of credit shall be issued to the attorney general for the benefit of purchasers and shall be in an amount which is not less than one hundred five percent of the remaining principal balance of every indebtedness secured by a blanket encumbrance affecting the campground.  The bond shall be issued by a surety which is authorized to do business in this state and which has sufficient net worth to satisfy the indebtedness.  The aggregate liability of the surety for all damages shall not exceed the amount of the bond.  The letter of credit shall be irrevocable, shall be drawn upon a bank, savings and loan, or financial institution, and shall be in form and content acceptable to the attorney general.  The bond or letter of credit shall provide for payment of all amounts secured by the blanket encumbrance including costs, expenses, and legal fees of the lienholder, if for any reason the blanket encumbrance is enforced.  The bond or letter of credit may be reduced at the option of the membership camping operator periodically in proportion to the reductions of the amounts secured by the blanket encumbrance.

3.  The nondisturbance agreement shall be recorded in the real estate records of the county in which the campground is located.

87 Acts, ch 181, §16

Referred to in §557B.3

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