N.J.S.A 17:46A-2 Definitions.

17:46A-2 Definitions.

2. DefinitionS.The definitions set forth in this section shall govern the construction of the terms used in this act.

(a) “Mortgage guaranty insurance” means:

(1) Insurance against financial loss by reason of nonpayment of principal, interest and other sums agreed to be paid under the terms of any note or bond or other evidence of indebtedness secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other instrument constituting a lien or charge on real estate, provided the improvement on such real estate is a residential building or a condominium unit or buildings designed for occupancy by not more than four families;

(2) Insurance against financial loss by reason of nonpayment of principal, interest or other sums agreed to be paid under the terms of any note or bond or other evidence of indebtedness secured by a mortgage, deed of trust or other instrument constituting a lien or charge on real estate, provided the improvement on such real estate is a building or buildings designed for occupancy by five or more families or designed to be occupied for industrial or commercial purposes;

(3) Insurance against financial loss by reason of nonpayment of rent or other sums agreed to be paid under the terms of a written lease for the possession, use or occupancy of real estate, provided the improvement on such real estate is a building or buildings designed to be occupied for industrial or commercial purposeS.

(b) “Authorized real estate security” means a note, bond or other evidence of indebtedness not exceeding 103 percent of the fair market value of the real estate, secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other instrument constituting a first lien or charge on real estate; provided:

(1) The real estate loan secured in such manner is one which a bank, savings and loan association, or an insurance company, which is supervised and regulated by a department of this State or an agency of the federal government, is authorized to make.

(2) The improvement on such real estate is a building or buildings designed for occupancy as specified by subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section.

(3) The lien on such real estate may be subject and subordinate to the following:

(i) The lien of any public bond, assessment, or tax, when no installment, call or payment of or under such bond, assessment or tax is delinquent.

(ii) Outstanding mineral, oil or timber rights, rights-of-way, easements or rights-of-way or support, sewer rights, building restrictions or other restrictions or covenants, conditions or regulations of use, or outstanding leases upon such real property under which rents or profits are reserved to the owner thereof.

(c) “Contingency reserve” means an additional premium reserve established for the protection of policyholders against the effect of adverse economic cycleS.

(d) “Policyholders’ surplus” means the aggregate of capital, surplus and contingency reserve.

L.1968,C. 248,S.2; amended 1971, C. 460, S.1; 1975, C. 122, S.1; 1981, C. 567, S.1; 1994, C. 103; 2002, C. 17; 2004, C. 164.

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