DUE-ON-SALE CLAUSES (EXCERPT)
Act 351 of 1984
445.1628 Violation by lender; liability; action to recover civil fine; prohibited conduct by licensee; liability for civil fine; revocation of license; action for declaratory judgment or injunction; action for actual damages and attorneys' fees.
(1) A lender who knowingly enforces or attempts to enforce a due-on-sale clause in violation of this act shall be liable for a civil fine not to exceed $5,000.00 for each offense. The attorney general or a prosecuting attorney may bring an action to recover a civil fine under this section.
(2) Any person licensed to do business in this state who, while carrying on that business, knowingly advises a person selling or transferring property securing a residential window period loan not to notify a lender as required by section 3 or who knowingly otherwise aids or assists a person in evading the enforcement of a due-on-sale clause enforceable under this act shall be liable for a civil fine not to exceed $5,000.00 for each offense and shall be subject to revocation of his or her license.
(3) The attorney general, a prosecuting attorney, or any other person may bring an action for 1 or both of the following:
(a) A declaratory judgment that a method, act, or practice violates this act.
(b) An injunction to enjoin a lender, real estate broker, or real estate salesperson which is engaging or is about to engage in a method, act, or practice which violates or would violate this act.
(4) In addition to any other remedy provided by this act, a person who suffers loss as a result of a violation of this act may bring an action to recover actual damages or $250.00, whichever is greater, together with reasonable attorneys' fees.
History: 1984, Act 351, Eff. Oct. 15, 1985
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