All checks received as earnest money, security or damage deposits, rent, lease payments, contract or mortgage payments on real property or business opportunities owned by clients shall be made payable to the real estate firm as licensed, unless it is mutually agreed in writing by the principals that the deposit shall be paid to the seller or an escrow agent named in the agreement. The real estate firm shall retain a copy of the written agreement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.041
. WSR 13-14-077, § 308-124D-200, filed 7/1/13, effective 8/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.040
. WSR 10-06-078, § 308-124D-200, filed 3/1/10, effective 7/1/10.]