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  67.1621.  Member to follow certain procedures in sale of home in order to access program funds. — 1.  In order to be eligible for payment from a program created pursuant to sections 67.1600 to 67.1663, a member shall follow the program guidelines adopted by the governing commission as well as the procedures set forth in this section.

  2.  A member shall file a notice of intent to sell with the governing commission pursuant to program guidelines if and when the member intends to place the guaranteed residence on the market for sale.  Upon receipt of a notice of intent to sell, the governing commission shall provide the member with a copy of this section and a written description of the rights and responsibilities of both the member and the governing commission and the procedures for obtaining benefits; provided, however, that such information provided by the governing commission shall not restrict or advise the member with respect to the selection of a real estate broker or agent.  The information shall be delivered to the member either in person or by registered mail.  A member is not eligible to file notice of intent to sell until at least three years after the member's registration date.

  3.  A member is required to offer the guaranteed residence for sale pursuant to the program guidelines, including the utilization of complete and proper methods for listing residential property, listing the guaranteed residence at a price equal to or greater than the guaranteed value and which reasonably can be expected to attract buyers, and providing reasonable access for potential buyers to see the guaranteed residence.

  4.  A member may list the guaranteed residence pursuant to program guidelines with a real estate broker of the member's choice for up to ninety days following the date on which the member listed the residence.

  5.  Within sixty days of receipt of a notice of intent to sell, the governing commission has the right to have the guaranteed residence inspected by a program appraiser, at the governing commission's expense, in order to determine if the guaranteed residence is in substantially the same condition as described by the program appraisal attached to the certificate of participation.  If the guaranteed residence fails to meet this standard, the following procedures shall be followed:

  (1)  The program appraiser shall determine the percentage depreciation of the guaranteed residence due to failure to maintain the premises or due to physical perils or other causes not covered by the program;

  (2)  This percentage figure shall be multiplied by the guaranteed value to determine the dollar depreciation;

  (3)  This dollar depreciation shall be subtracted from the guaranteed value to derive a lower guaranteed value to be used for the purpose of determining the amount of payment pursuant to the program.

  6.  A member shall make the guaranteed residence available to a program appraiser within a reasonable time within this sixty-day period after receipt of notice from the commission that an inspection pursuant to subsection 5 of this section is required, or the member's coverage pursuant to the program shall be null, void and of no further effect, and the member's registration fee shall be forfeited.

  7.  Ninety days after listing the guaranteed residence, a member shall be eligible to file a notice of intent to claim with the governing commission, pursuant to guidelines established by the governing commission, attesting to the fact that the member has followed program guidelines in offering the guaranteed residence for sale, that the member is unable to obtain an offer for purchase of the guaranteed residence for at least its guaranteed value, and that the member intends to file a claim against the program.  Such notice shall include verifiable evidence of placement of the guaranteed residence on the market, the dates such placement took place, and shall list all reasonable offers to buy the property.  Verifiable evidence may include a copy of advertisements for sale, a contract with a licensed real estate broker, or other evidence satisfactory to a majority of the governing commission.

  8.  Upon receipt of the notice of intent to claim, the governing commission has sixty days during which it shall require the member to list the guaranteed residence at a price that the governing commission deems reasonable with a real estate broker of the member's choosing.  The real estate broker chosen by the member shall advertise the guaranteed residence throughout the residential market area typically used in the region of the state in which the program is located.

  9.  During the periods during which the qualified residence is offered for sale, the member shall forward to the governing commission all offers of purchase by either personal delivery or registered mail.  If the member receives an offer of purchase which can reasonably be expected to be consummated if accepted and whose gross selling value is greater than the guaranteed value of the guaranteed residence, then no benefits may be claimed pursuant to the program.  If the member receives an offer to purchase at a gross selling value that is less than the guaranteed value, the governing commission shall, within five working days of the receipt of such offer, either:

  (1)  Approve the offer, in which case the governing commission shall authorize the payment of the amount afforded pursuant to sections 67.1600 to 67.1663 upon receipt of verifiable evidence of the sale of the guaranteed residence subject to the following conditions:

  (a)  Sales involving eminent domain shall be covered pursuant to section 67.1630;

  (b)  Sales subsequent to an insured property and casualty loss shall be guaranteed for the guaranteed value as determined pursuant to subsection 5 of this section;

  (c)  Contract sales shall be guaranteed as determined by the guaranteed value in subsection 5 of this section, however proceeds payable from the program shall be disbursed in equal annual installments over the life of the contract; or

  (2)  Reject the offer, in which case the member shall continue showing the guaranteed residence until the termination of the period.  



Any offer that the governing commission deems not to be a bona fide offer shall be rejected by the governing commission.  Unless the member and the governing commission otherwise agree, the governing commission's failure to act upon an offer within five working days shall be deemed to be a rejection of the offer.


(L. 1999 S.B. 20)

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