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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Lender's payment of contractor

Section 14. A lender shall not pay a contractor under a home improvement contract from the proceeds of a high cost home mortgage loan other than (i) by an instrument payable to the borrower or jointly to the borrower and contractor, or (ii) at the election of the borrower, through a third party escrow agent in accordance with terms established in a written agreement signed by the borrower, the lender and the contractor before the disbursement of funds.