Nebraska Revised Statute 76-3215

Chapter 76 Section 3215

76-3215.

Payment of fees; appraiser added to appraiser panel; removal; complaint; hearing; board; duties.

(1) Each appraisal management company registered in this state, except in cases of noncompliance with the conditions of the engagement, shall make payment of fees to an appraiser for the completion of an appraisal or valuation assignment within sixty days after the date on which the appraiser transmits or otherwise provides the completed report or valuation assignment to the appraisal management company or its assignee.

(2) Except within the first ninety days after an appraiser is first added to the appraiser panel of an appraisal management company, an appraisal management company may not remove the appraiser from the appraiser panel of the appraisal management company or otherwise refuse to assign requests for appraisal services to an appraiser on the appraiser panel without:

(a) Notifying the appraiser in writing of the reasons why the appraiser is being removed from the appraiser panel of the appraisal management company; and

(b) Providing an opportunity for the appraiser to respond to the notification from the appraisal management company.

(3) An appraiser who is removed from the appraiser panel of an appraisal management company may file a complaint with the board for a review of the decision of the appraisal management company. The scope of the board's review in any such case is limited to determining that the appraisal management company has complied with subsection (2) of this section and whether a violation of the Real Property Appraiser Act has occurred.

(4) If an appraiser files a complaint against an appraisal management company pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, the board shall adjudicate the complaint within one hundred eighty days after the filing of the complaint.

(5) If, after opportunity for hearing and review, the board determines that an appraisal management company acted improperly in removing the appraiser from the appraiser panel, the board shall:

(a) Provide written findings to the involved parties;

(b) Provide an opportunity for the appraisal management company and the appraiser to respond to the findings; and

(c) Make recommendations for action.

Cross References

  • Real Property Appraiser Act, see section 76-2201.