1. The administrator may, pursuant to chapter 17A, suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to this chapter if the administrator finds any of the following:
a. The licensee has violated a provision of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter or any other state or federal law applicable to the conduct of its business including but not limited to chapters 535 and 535A.
b. A fact or condition exists which, if it had existed at the time of the original application for the license, would have warranted the administrator to refuse originally to issue the license.
c. The licensee is found upon investigation to be insolvent, in which case the license shall be revoked immediately.
2. The administrator may order an emergency suspension of a licensee's license pursuant to section 17A.18, subsection 3. A written order containing the facts or conduct which warrants the emergency action shall be timely sent to the licensee by restricted certified mail. Upon issuance of the suspension order, the licensee must also be notified of the right to an evidentiary hearing. A suspension proceeding shall be promptly instituted and determined.
Except as provided in this section, a license shall not be revoked or suspended except after notice and a hearing thereon in accordance with chapter 17A.
3. A licensee may surrender a license by delivering to the administrator written notice of surrender, but a surrender does not affect the licensee's civil or criminal liability for acts committed before the surrender.
4. A revocation, suspension, or surrender of a license does not impair or affect the obligation of a preexisting lawful contract between the licensee and any person, including a mortgagor.
88 Acts, ch 1146, §7
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