When an MLS participant is suspended from the MLS for failing to abide by a membership duty (i.e., violation of the Code of Ethics, association bylaws, MLS bylaws, MLS rules and regulations, or other membership duties except for failure to pay appropriate dues, fees, or charges), all listings currently filed with the MLS by the suspended participant shall, at the participant’s option, be retained in the MLS until sold, withdrawn, or expired. Such listings shall not be renewed or extended by the MLS beyond the termination date of the listing agreement in effect when the suspension became effective. If a participant is suspended from an association of REALTORS® (except where MLS participation without association membership is permitted by law) or MLS (or both) for failure to pay appropriate dues, fees, or charges, the MLS is not obligated to provide MLS services, including continued inclusion of a suspended participant’s listings in the MLS compilation of current listing information. Prior to removal of a suspended participant’s listings from MLS, the suspended participant shall be advised in writing of the intended removal so that the suspended participant’s clients can be advised. (Adopted 11/04) M