New York General Business Law Section 740 - Escrow required for advance payments.

740. Escrow required for advance payments. All monies paid by a consumer to an automobile broker business in connection with a transaction covered by this article shall be trust funds in the possession of such automobile broker business and shall be deposited by it within five days after receipt thereof, in an account in a banking organization within the state. The automobile broker business shall thereupon notify in writing the consumer, giving the name and address of the banking organization and the amount deposited. The monies shall be held on deposit until fully applied to the contract price at the time the automobile is delivered to the consumer, unless sooner repaid in accordance with the provisions of this article.

Last modified: February 3, 2019