Sunday, November 6, 2011

AMC Indemnification Clauses - Comments From Peter Christensen

Back in August, Appraiser Active posted about NAR President, Ron Phipps'  letter to the heads of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Veteran's Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency encouraging the bar of indemnification clauses used by Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs).  Robert  Freedman provided some context in a later post on the Speaking of Real Estate blog.

Needless to say, the issue is has not yet been resolved. In the November issue of REALTOR Magazine, there is a piece written by Peter Christensen about indemnification clauses. Follow this link to his post on the Appraiser Law Blog. Peter links to the REALTOR Magazine article too.

Among many other things, indemnification clauses and appraiser independence are on the agenda for the NAR Appraisal Committee meeting next week during the NAR Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The NAR Appraisal Committee meets Friday, November 11, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Grand Ballroom F. See you there!