Schedule of Maximum Fees
The following are the maximum fees that debt negotiators may charge for their services:
A debt negotiator of unsecured debt may charge the debtor a reasonable one-time initial or set-up fee in an amount not to exceed fifty dollars ($50).
A debt negotiator of unsecured debt may charge a monthly service fee not to exceed eight dollars ($8) for each creditor that is listed in the debt negotiation service contract. The total service fee charged to a debtor may not exceed forty dollars ($40) per month.
A debt negotiator of unsecured debt may collect total aggregate fees including the initial fee and service fees, not to exceed ten percent (10% ) of the amount by which the consumerís debt is reduced as part of each settlement as agreed to in the debt negotiation service contract as each settlement is achieved. A debt negotiator may not charge more than ten percent (10%) of the amount by which the consumerís debt is reduced on the basis that the consumer has entered into a debt negotiation contract for joint obligations of a consumer and a consumerís spouse or other member of the consumerís household.
Debt Negotiators of Secured Debt:
A debt negotiator of secured debt, including Short Sales and Foreclosure Rescue Services, may impose a fee upon the mortgagor or debtor for performing debt negotiation services not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). Such fee shall only be collectable upon the successful completion of all services stated in the debt negotiation service contract. Nothing herein shall prohibit any person from receiving compensation from the mortgagee or its assignees.
Content Last Modified on 9/28/2009 2:26:16 PM