State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Arizona > Title32 > 32-3677

32-3677. Adjudication of disputes

A. Except within the first sixty days after an independent appraiser is first added to the appraiser panel of an appraisal management company, an appraisal management company shall not remove an appraiser from its appraiser panel, or otherwise refuse to assign requests for real property appraisal services to an independent appraiser, without notifying the appraiser in writing of the reasons for the appraiser being removed from the appraiser panel of the appraisal management company.

B. An independent appraiser that is removed from the appraiser panel of an appraisal management company for alleged illegal conduct, violation of the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice or violation of state licensing standards may file a complaint with the board for a review of the decision of the appraisal management company, except that in no case shall the board make any determination regarding the nature of the business relationship between the appraiser and the appraisal management company that is unrelated to the actions specified in subsection A.

C. If an independent appraiser files a complaint against an appraisal management company pursuant to subsection B, the board shall adjudicate the complaint within a reasonable time.

D. If after opportunity for a hearing and review, the board determines that an independent appraiser did not commit a violation of law, a violation of the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice or a violation of state licensing standards, the board shall order that the appraiser be added to the appraiser panel of the appraisal management company that was the subject of the complaint without prejudice. The board shall furnish the appraisal management company with all written documentation and investigation records that support the board's findings.