N.Y. General Business Law Section 50
Disposition of proceeds


The surplus money, if any, arising from any such sale, after deducting the amount of the loan, the interest then due on the same, the auctioneer’s commissions, if applicable, lawful extra care charges and the expense of the advertisement of the sale, if applicable, shall be paid over by the collateral loan broker to the person who would be entitled to redeem the pledge in case no such sale had taken place.


In the event there is any surplus money due to a pledgor after such sale, the collateral loan broker shall give the pledgor written notice thereof, by mailing to such pledgor, directed to him at the address given at the time of pledging or in the event such pledgor has notified the collateral loan broker, in writing, of a change of address, to such new address, within thirty days after such sale, a notice which shall state the name and address of the collateral loan broker, the number of the pledge, the date of sale and the amount of any surplus. In the event any person entitled to such surplus fails to make claim for the same within one year from the date of such sale, such surplus shall be paid over, by the collateral loan broker, to the state comptroller in accordance with the provisions of Abandoned Property Law § 1301 (Unclaimed surplus from sale of pledge)section one thousand three hundred one of the abandoned property law.

Source: Section 50 — Disposition of proceeds, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/50 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

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