The bond of an escrow agent shall be conditioned that the licensee will faithfully conform to and abide by the provisions of this division and all the rules made by the commissioner under this division. The bond shall be conditioned that the licensee will honestly and faithfully apply all funds received, will faithfully and honestly perform all obligations and undertakings under this division, and will pay to the state and any person all amounts which become due or owing to the state or to such person under the provisions of this division, including the costs in any conservatorship, or liquidation, whether by the commissioner or by a receiver. In determining the liability of the principal and the sureties under the bond, escrow money held in trust and any money recovered to restore any deficiency in the trust shall not be considered as an asset of the liquidation subject to assessment for the cost of the liquidation. The surety under the bond may pay the full amount of its liability thereunder to the commissioner or a conservator appointed by the commissioner pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 17621) in lieu of payment to the state or persons having a cause of action against the principal, and upon such payment the surety is completely released from further liability under the bond.
(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 517, Sec. 219.)
Terms Used In California Financial Code 17203
- escrow agent: as used in this division includes joint control agents and Internet escrow agents. See California Government Code 25823