2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 46 - Property
Section 46:10A-1 - Demanding Or Exacting Money Or Other Valuable Thing For Making Or Obtaining Mortgage Loan
46:10A-1. Demanding or exacting money or other valuable thing for making or obtaining mortgage loan
Whenever any agreement for the sale of real estate is conditioned upon any person named therein obtaining a mortgage loan upon such real estate in order that he may perform such agreement on his part, it shall be unlawful for any person to demand or exact for himself, or for any other person, from any party named in said agreement, any sum of money, or other valuable thing, for the making or obtaining of such loan, or in connection with the closing or final settlement pursuant to said agreement other than is provided in said agreement, unless written notice of the sum or thing which will be exacted or demanded, and the person from whom it will be exacted and demanded, shall be served upon each party to said agreement not less than 12 days before said closing or final settlement provided, however, that where final settlement or closing is to take place at a time less than 12 days after the date of said agreement, the written notice required by this act shall be served upon each party immediately upon the signing of said agreement. The provisions of this act shall apply to premiums, discounts, commissions and other such charges exacted from any party to the agreement, as a consideration for making a loan, but shall not apply to reasonable and customary fees for title examination, and all necessary documents in connection therewith, legal fees, survey, appraisal fees and pro rata portion of the ground rents, hazard insurance premiums, current year's taxes and other prepaid items normally involved in financing such transactions.
L.1960, c. 179, p. 722, s. 1, eff. Jan. 18, 1961.
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