In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 6-801

  • Account servicing: means the holding of documents or written instruments and the receipt and disbursement of payments according to the instructions of the parties to the documents or written instruments. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Control: means ownership or the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, more than twenty per cent of the outstanding voting shares of the controlled person. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Escrow: means any transaction in which any escrow property is delivered with or without transfer of legal or equitable title, or both, and irrespective of whether a debtor-creditor relationship is created, to a person not otherwise having any right, title or interest therein in connection with the sale, transfer, encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, to be delivered or redelivered by that person upon the contingent happening or nonhappening of a specified event or performance or nonperformance of a prescribed act, when it is then to be delivered by such person to a grantee, grantor, promisee, promisor, obligee, obligor, bailee or bailor, or any designated agent or employee of any of them. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Grantee: includes every person to whom an estate or interest in real property passes, in or by a deed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: means a license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Arizona Laws 6-801
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

1. "Account servicing" means the holding of documents or written instruments and the receipt and disbursement of payments according to the instructions of the parties to the documents or written instruments.

2. "Affiliate" means an entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the entity specified.

3. "Control" means ownership or the power to vote, either directly or indirectly, more than twenty per cent of the outstanding voting shares of the controlled person.

4. "Escrow" means any transaction in which any escrow property is delivered with or without transfer of legal or equitable title, or both, and irrespective of whether a debtor-creditor relationship is created, to a person not otherwise having any right, title or interest therein in connection with the sale, transfer, encumbrance or lease of real or personal property, to be delivered or redelivered by that person upon the contingent happening or nonhappening of a specified event or performance or nonperformance of a prescribed act, when it is then to be delivered by such person to a grantee, grantor, promisee, promisor, obligee, obligor, bailee or bailor, or any designated agent or employee of any of them. Escrow includes subdivision trusts and account servicing.

5. "Escrow agent" means any person engaged in the business of accepting escrows.

6. "Escrow business" means a commercial activity characterized by the regular and continuous carrying on of escrow transactions.

7. "Escrow property" means property, money, a written instrument or evidence of title or possession to real or personal property or any other thing of value.

8. "License" means a license issued pursuant to this chapter.

9. "Licensee" means a person licensed pursuant to this chapter.

10. "Subdivision trust" means an agreement in which title to real property or an interest therein is held for the limited purpose of holding, subdividing, developing or selling real property or an interest therein, or to facilitate any business transaction with respect thereto and under which agreement the trustee acts pursuant to direction of its beneficiaries, and without discretionary powers, with respect to the holding, subdivision, development or sale of real estate or an interest therein or the disposition of the proceeds therefrom. Subdivision trusts are, for the purpose of regulation under this chapter, escrows, except that this paragraph shall not be construed to limit the obligation or liability of trustees of subdivision trusts under common law or otherwise.