2017 Mississippi Code
Title 73 - Professions and Vocations
Chapter 34 - Real Estate Appraisers
Mississippi Appraisal Management Company Registration Act
§ 73-34-117. Annual certifications to commission
- (1) Each appraisal management company doing business in this state shall certify to the commission on an annual basis that it requires appraisers completing appraisals at its request to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, including the requirements for geographic and product competence.
- (2) Each appraisal management company doing business in this state shall certify to the commission on an annual basis that it has a system in place to require that appraisals are conducted independently and free from inappropriate influence and coercion as required by the appraisal independence standards established under Section 129E of the Truth in Lending Act, including the requirement that fee appraisers be compensated at a customary and reasonable rate when the appraisal management company is providing services for a consumer credit transaction secured by the principal dwelling of a consumer.
- (3) Each appraisal management company doing business in this state shall certify to the commission on an annual basis that it has a system in place requiring payment to an independent contract appraiser for the completion of an appraisal service within sixty (60) days after the appraiser provides the completed appraisal report to the appraisal management company, except in cases involving a bona fide breach of contract, substandard performance of services, or alternate payment terms agreed upon by the appraiser and the appraisal management company.
- (4) An appraisal management company shall not prohibit an appraiser from reporting the fee paid to the appraiser in the body of the appraisal report, however an appraisal management company may require an appraiser to present any such disclosure in a specified format and location.
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