Another often-cited violation is Section 10240 of the code which requires brokers to provide a borrower with a mortgage loan disclosure statement within three business days after receipt of a completed loan application or before the borrower becomes obligated on the note, whichever is earlier. Real estate brokers often fail to provide the Mortgage Loan Disclosure Statement (Borrower) or, in a federally regulated residential mortgage loan transaction, fail to comply with Section 10240(c). Other brokers fail to maintain completed copies for their files.

This concludes our series of the top DRE Audit violations. As you race to keep up with the ever-changing opportunities that present themselves in business today, take a moment to stop and ensure that your business is operating in compliance with these and other important real estate laws.