California Business and Professions Code > Bus. & Prof. Code §11242.1. Instructions for Escrow Depository
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(a) The assurance specified in Section 11241 and, if applicable, the assurance specified in Section 11242, shall be delivered to the trustee or an escrow depository acceptable to the department along with an executed copy of the subsidization contract and instructions to the escrow depository signed by the developer and on behalf of the association. The instructions shall provide for both of the following:
(1) The escrow agent shall not release or exonerate the security device until it has received written notice from the association that the developer has faithfully performed all of the developer’s obligations under the subsidization contract, if applicable, and the escrow agent has received the written notices specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 11241.
(2) If there is a dispute between the developer and the association with respect to the questions of satisfaction of the conditions for exoneration or release of the security, the issue or issues shall, at the request of either party, be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association or another third-party arbitration organization selected by the parties and in accordance with Title 9 (commencing with Section 1280) of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(b) Any fee to initiate arbitration shall be submitted by the developer. The costs of arbitration shall be borne by the party as determined by the arbitrator [ ].
(c) The agreement for the deficit subsidy, described in subdivision (a) of Section 11241, and the agreement for the buy down subsidy, described in subdivision (a) of Section 11242 may, at the option of the developer, be contained in one instrument.