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RESPA: Affiliated Business Arrangements

Co-Author: Amanda S.P. Howe More on Affiliated Business Arrangements Some service businesses try to operate as simply as they can and out-source all services but their core competencies. Other businesses seek to provide one-stop shopping for customers. One stop shopping can enhance the quality of the services to the customer and help the business amortize its … Continue Reading

RESPA Exception: Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABA’s)

Co-Author: David A. Farus, Esq. This article explains the RESPA exception for Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABA’s). Another article on our site explains the exception for Payment for Services Actually Rendered. Question:     I own a real estate brokerage firm. Mortgage companies and others profit from the business I refer to them. Does RESPA prohibit me from … Continue Reading

Disclosure of an Affiliated Business Arrangement

Co-Author: Brad M. Lund, Esq. I am a real estate broker. If I refer a potential mortgage customer to a mortgage business in which my husband is employed or has an ownership interest, must I give the customer an “affiliated business arrangement” disclosure when making the referral? Under RESPA (the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), disclosure … Continue Reading

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