CA Harb & Nav Code Section 732

The department may deny an application or temporarily suspend or permanently revoke the license of a broker or a salesperson at any time if the licensee, while a broker or salesperson, in performing or attempting to perform any of the acts within the scope of this article, has committed any of the following acts:


Makes any substantial misrepresentation, including a false advertisement or an omission of relevant facts upon which any person has relied.


Makes a false warranty of a character likely to influence, persuade, or induce any person with whom business is transacted under this article.


Engages in a continued and flagrant course of misrepresentation or makes false warranties whether or not relied upon by another person.


Acts for the buyer and seller in a transaction without full disclosure of that fact to the buyer and seller and their written consent, except in the case where the selling broker is not the listing broker.


Commingles the money or other property of his or her principal with that of his or her own or uses it for any purpose other than that for which it was entrusted, when the yacht involved in the transaction is not his or her own.


Disburses or uses entrusted money for purposes other than those specifically authorized by Section 714.


Uses coercive or oppressive methods for the purpose of obtaining business or of procuring a listing or participating in a transaction.


Quotes prices different from the gross listing prices without the consent of the seller.


Engages in any other conduct constituting fraud or dishonest dealings, either with respect to his or her principal or other persons.


Permits his or her name to be used for the purpose of assisting any person who is not a licensed broker or salesperson to evade this article.


Demonstrates negligence or incompetence in performing any act for which he or she is required to hold a license.


As a broker licensee, fails to exercise reasonable supervision over the activities of his or her salespersons, or, as the person designated by a corporate or partnership licensee, fails to exercise reasonable supervision and control over the activities of the corporation or partnership for which a yacht and ship broker’s license is required.


Fails to act in accordance with, or disregards, his or her fiduciary duty toward a principal.


Violates any provisions of Section 708, 712, 714, 715, 716, 730, or 731, or the rules and regulations of the department implementing this article.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 732’s source at ca​.gov