61.24.172  <<  61.24.173 >>   61.24.177

Required payment for each property subject to notice of trustee's saleResidential real propertyExceptionsDeposit into foreclosure fairness account.

(1) Except as provided in subsections (5) and (6) of this section, beginning July 1, 2016, and every quarter thereafter, every beneficiary on whose behalf a notice of trustee's sale has been recorded pursuant to RCW 61.24.040 on residential real property under this chapter must:
(a) Report to the department the number of notices of trustee's sale recorded for each residential property during the previous quarter;
(b) Remit the amount required under subsection (2) of this section; and
(c) Report and update beneficiary contact information for the person and work group responsible for the beneficiary's compliance with the requirements of the foreclosure fairness act created in this chapter.
(2) For each notice of trustee's sale recorded on residential real property, the beneficiary on whose behalf the notice of trustee's sale has been recorded shall remit three hundred twenty-five dollars to the department to be deposited, as provided under RCW 61.24.172, into the foreclosure fairness account. The three hundred twenty-five dollar payment is required for every recorded notice of trustee's sale for noncommercial loans on residential real property, but does not apply to the recording of an amended notice of trustee's sale. No later than January 1, 2020, the department may from time to time adjust the amount of the fee, not to exceed three hundred twenty-five dollars, at a sufficient level to defray the costs of the program. The beneficiary shall remit the total amount required in a lump sum each quarter.
(3) Any adjustment to the amount of the fee, pursuant to the authority of subsection (2) of this section, shall be made by rule adopted by the department in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW.
(4) Reporting and payments under subsections (1) and (2) of this section are due within forty-five days of the end of each quarter.
(5) This section does not apply to any beneficiary or loan servicer that is a federally insured depository institution, as defined in 12 U.S.C. Sec. 461(b)(1)(A), and that certifies under penalty of perjury that fewer than fifty notices of trustee's sale were recorded on its behalf in the preceding year.
(6) This section does not apply to association beneficiaries subject to chapter 64.32, 64.34, or 64.38 RCW.
(7) For purposes of this section, "residential real property" includes residential real property with up to four dwelling units, whether or not the property or any part thereof is owner-occupied.


Effective date2016 c 196: See note following RCW 61.24.172.
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