Oregon Statutes - Chapter 696 - Real Estate and Escrow Activities - Section 696.525 - Bond for escrow agents.
(1) At the time of filing an application for an escrow agent license, the applicant shall deposit with the Real Estate Commissioner a corporate surety bond running to the State of Oregon, executed by a surety company satisfactory to the commissioner, in the amount required by this section.
(2) If the total annual receipts of client trust funds, as reported in the required annual report of the escrow agent, are:
(a) Less than $30 million, the bond or deposit must be $50,000.
(b) $30 million or more, but less than $60 million, the bond or deposit must be $125,000.
(c) $60 million or more, but less than $100 million, the bond or deposit must be $250,000.
(d) $100 million or more, but less than $300 million, the bond or deposit must be $375,000.
(e) $300 million or more, the bond or deposit must be $500,000.
(3) The provisions of the corporate surety bond must be in the form substantially as follows:
Know All Persons by These Presents, That we, ______ as principal, and ______, a corporation, qualified and authorized to do business in the State of Oregon as surety, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Oregon for the use and benefit of any interested person, in the sum of $______, lawful money of the United States of America, to be paid to the State of Oregon for the use and benefit aforesaid, for which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
The condition of the above obligation is such that: Whereas the above-named principal has made application for registration as an escrow agent within the meaning of ORS 696.505 to 696.590 and is required by the provisions of ORS 696.505 to 696.590 to furnish a bond in the sum above named, conditioned as herein set forth:
Now, therefore, if the principal, the principalís agents and employees, shall strictly, honestly and faithfully comply with the provisions of ORS 696.505 to 696.590, and shall pay all actual damages suffered by any person by reason of the violation of any of the provisions of ORS 696.505 to 696.590, now or hereafter enacted, or by reason of any fraud, dishonesty, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts growing out of any transaction governed by the provisions of ORS 696.505 to 696.590, then this obligation shall be void; otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
This bond shall become effective on the ___ day of ______, 2__, and shall remain in force until the surety is released from liability by the commissioner, or until this bond is canceled by the surety. The surety may cancel this bond and be relieved of further liability hereunder by giving 30 daysí written notice to the principal and to the commissioner.
This bond shall be one continuing obligation, and the liability of the surety for the aggregate of any and all claims which may arise hereunder shall in no event exceed the amount of the penalty hereof.
In witness whereof, the seal and signature of the principal hereto is affixed, and the corporate seal and the name of the surety hereto is affixed and attested by its duly authorized officers at ___________, Oregon, this ___ day of _________, 2___.
[1963 c.440 §5; 1971 c.398 §4; 1977 c.351 §8; 1981 c.617 §23; 1983 c.258 §9; 1991 c.874 §4; 2001 c.300 §72; 2003 c.427 §7]Section: Previous 696.505 696.508 696.510 696.511 696.515 696.520 696.523 696.525 696.527 696.530 696.532 696.534 696.535 696.540 696.541 Next
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