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Appraisal Management Companies Complaint Process Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors

How do I file a complaint against an AMC?
Complaint forms can be printed from the Commission’s website.

On what basis may I file a complaint against an AMC?
For instance:

A complaint that alleges that an appraisal management company failed to ensure that real estate appraisal services are provided independently and free from inappropriate influence and coercion under the appraisal independence standards established under Section 129E of the Truth in Lending Act.

complaint that alleges that an appraisal management company failed to pay an appraiser reasonable and customary fees consistent with the presumptions of compliance defined under federal law.

A complaint that alleges than an appraisal management company or an employee, partner, director, officer, or agent of an appraisal management company has influenced or attempted to influence the development, reporting, result, or review of an appraisal through coercion, extortion, collusion, compensation, inducement, intimidation, bribery, or any other means, including:

A complaint that alleges that an appraisal management company has influenced or attempted to influence a person involved in an appraisal for the purpose of causing the appraised value assigned under the appraisal to the property to be based on a factor other than the independent judgment of the appraiser.

A complaint that alleges that an appraisal management company has withheld or threatened to withhold timely payment for an appraisal report or for the provision of real estate appraisal services when the appraisal report or services are provided in accordance with a contract between the parties.

A complaint that alleges an appraisal management company allowed the removal of an appraiser from an appraiser panel without prior written notice to the appraiser.