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Real Estate Purchase Agreement

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Where is the property located?

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Why is Scotland not available?In Scotland, houses are sold using an Offer to Purchase Real Estate.


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Real Estate Purchase Agreement Page of
Initial of Seller _____ _____ and Buyer _____ _____ Page of

Real Estate Purchase Agreement for

THIS SALES AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") dated this ________ day of ________________, ________ (the "Execution Date")

BETWEEN :

_______________
(the "Seller")

-AND-

_______________
(the "Buyer")

BACKGROUND
The Seller wishes to sell a certain completed home and the Buyer wishes to purchase this completed home.

IN CONSIDERATION OF and as a condition of the Seller selling the Property and the Buyer purchasing the Property and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is acknowledged here, the parties to this Agreement (individually the "Party" and collectively the "Parties") agree as follows:

  1. Property
  2. The Property is sold as freehold.
  3. The property is situated at _________________________________, title number __________, and the legal description of the property is as follows: _________________________________, which includes fixtures and improvements located on the property and all rights, privileges and appurtenances associated with it, including but not limited to permits, easements, and cooperative and association memberships (the "Property").
  4. The Seller agrees to sell and convey to the Buyer and the Buyer agrees to purchase from the Seller the Property.
  5. Exchange of Contracts
  6. The Agreement is binding upon the exchange of contracts between the Buyer and the Seller, and except with the written agreement of all Parties, the exchange of contracts will take place on 29 May 2024 (the "Exchange of Contracts").
  7. Exclusivity Agreement
  8. The Parties agree to enter into an exclusivity agreement beginning on the Exchange of Contracts and terminating _________ days after the Exchange of Contracts. During this time, the Buyer shall have the exclusive right to purchase the Property.
  9. Purchase Price
  10. The purchase price for the Property (the "Purchase Price") will be paid as follows:
    1. earnest money payable after the Effective Date of this Agreement is: £____________ (the "Deposit");
    2. excluding any loan funding fee or mortgage insurance premium, the sum of all financing is: £____________; and
    3. the total Purchase Price payable is: £____________.
  11. Financing Terms
  12. The portion of the Purchase Price not payable in cash by the Buyer amounts to £____________ and it will be paid by one or more third party mortgage loans.
  13. This Agreement is not subject to the Buyer being approved for financing.
  14. Deposit
  15. The Buyer will deposit £____________ as earnest money at __________ with __________ acting as escrow agent (the "Escrow Agent"), on or before the Exchange of Contracts. Failure to deposit the earnest money as provided in this clause will result in the Buyer being in default under this Agreement.
  16. Title
  17. The title to the Property must be transferred free from all mortgages, restrictions, incumbrances, leases, liens, charges, notices, orders, caveats, writs or other interests except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
  18. If the title is unregistered at the time of Exchange of Contracts, the Seller agrees to register the title on or before the Closing Date.
  19. At the Seller's expense, the Seller must provide to the Buyer proof of title and the Seller's ability to transfer it by providing the Buyer with official copies of title and other documents related to proving title, as set out in the relevant legislation, before or immediately following the Exchange of Contracts.
  20. The Seller must disclose all incumbrances and deliver to the Buyer any instruments related to the incumbrances.
  21. The Property is sold subject to the following incumbrances:
    1. those found in the registers of title number __________ except for financial charges;
    2. those specified in this Agreement;
    3. those discoverable by inspection prior to the Exchange of Contracts;
    4. those the Seller does not, and cannot, reasonably know of; and
    5. those that are public requirements.
  22. Requisitions
  23. The Buyer may not make requisitions on any incumbrances set out in this Agreement or on any matter shown in the title where the Seller has proven title prior to the Exchange of Contracts, unless the matter comes to light after the Exchange of Contracts, in which case the Buyer has six days to raise requisitions on that matter, or lose the right to raise requisitions on that matter.
  24. If proof of title is delivered after the Exchange of Contracts, then the Buyer may make requisitions within six days of the later of the Exchange of Contracts or of receiving the proof of title, and the Seller must respond within four days, after which the Buyer has three days to make any observations.
  25. Vacant Possession
  26. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Buyer is entitled to vacant possession on closing.
  27. Value Added Tax (VAT)
  28. The Purchase Price and any contents included in the sale of the Property are inclusive of any Value Added Tax (VAT).
  29. Property Access and Inspection
  30. The Buyer may, at its sole cost, select inspectors and pest controllers licensed to practice within  or any lawful agent authorized to make inspections to inspect the Property. The Buyer will deliver to the Seller a written notice of any defects in addition to a copy of the inspection report within ten days after the inspection. At all reasonable times, the Seller is to permit the Buyer or its agents access to the Property for the purpose of inspection and will pay for turning on existing utilities.
  31. Property Condition
  32. Except as provided for in this Agreement, the Buyer accepts the Property in the same physical state as at the Exchange of Contracts without any further work, repairs, treatments or improvements.
  33. Energy Performance Certificate
  34. The Seller must provide to the Buyer, free of charge, a valid energy performance certificate on or before the Exchange of Contracts, and must attach said certificate to this Agreement.
  35. Warranties
  36. The Seller makes no express warranties aside from those expressly described in this Agreement or the attached addenda. Upon closing, the Seller agrees to assign all manufacturer warranties that are assignable to the Buyer.
  37. Closing
  38. Except with the written agreement of all Parties, the date that the sale of the Property becomes final and the Buyer takes possession (the "Closing Date") shall be no later than 29 May 2024. Unless delayed completion is agreed upon by all Parties, in the absence of legal excuse, the failure to close the sale on the Closing Date by either Party will enable the non-defaulting party to pursue any remedies on default provided in this Agreement or by law.
  39. Upon closing, the Seller will provide to the Buyer proof of transfer of title, showing no further exceptions to title of the Property except those provided in this Agreement, and a current tax statement which shows no delinquent taxes on the Property.
  40. The Buyer will pay the Purchase Price in good funds acceptable to the Escrow Agent.
  41. Any notices, statements, certificates, affidavits, releases, loan documents and other documents required by this Agreement, by law which is necessary for the closing of the sale must be promptly executed and delivered by the Seller and the Buyer.
  42. All covenants, representations and warranties in this Agreement will survive closing and may be enforced.
  43. Possession
  44. Possession of the Property in its current or required state, ordinary wear and tear excepted, will be delivered by the Seller to the Buyer upon proper funding at closing. A tenancy at sufferance relationship will be created between the Parties where there is no authorized written lease agreement and either the Buyer has possession prior to closing or the Seller has possession after closing. The Parties should consult their respective insurance agent and are responsible to ensure adequate coverage exists upon the transfer of ownership and possession.
  45. Settlement and Other Expenses
  46. Unless both Parties otherwise agree in writing, the following expenses payable by the Seller (the "Seller's Expenses") must be paid at or prior to closing:
    1. All existing liens; prepayment penalties; recording fees; lender, tax statements or certificates; preparation of transfer documents; half of escrow fee; and all expenses payable by the Seller under this Agreement must be released or discharged accordingly.
  47. The following expenses payable by the Buyer (the "Buyer's Expenses") must be paid at or prior to closing:
    1. Loan origination, discount, and buy-down.
    2. All expenses related or incident to any loan, including but not limited to, appraisal fees, application fees, credit reports, loan documents preparation fees, recording fees on notes and mortgages or deeds of trust; as well as recording fees on the transfer documents; financing statements; inspection fees; half of escrow fees; all prepaid items including flood and hazard insurance premiums; stamp duty land tax; and all other expenses payable by the Buyer, necessary to perform the Buyer's obligation under this Agreement must be released or discharged accordingly.
  48. If any expense to be paid by either Party exceeds the amount expressly stated in this Agreement, the Party responsible for the said exceeding amount may terminate this Agreement unless the other Party agrees to pay the excess amount.
  49. Prorations
  50. The following items will be prorated and adjusted as property as of the Closing Date: any rents, mortgage interest, realty taxes including local improvement rates and unmetered public or private utility charges and unmetered cost of fuel. If the tax rate for the current year is unknown, the Parties will use the rate from the previous year plus five percent at closing. If the tax rate for the previous year is also unknown, the Escrow Agent will estimate an amount to prorate, holdback sufficient funds and adjust the prorated amount when the new tax statements become available. The Buyer will be obligated to pay the share of the prorated taxes for the current year if the taxes are not paid at or prior to the closing.
  51. Risk of Loss
  52. The Seller will bear all risk of loss to the Property or its improvements, which includes, but is not limited to, physical damage or destruction to the Property, or loss caused by compulsory purchase, and will maintain building insurance on the Property, until the Closing Date. If at any point after the Exchange of Contracts but prior to closing, any part of the Property is damaged or destroyed, the Seller will restore the Property to its previous condition as soon as possible before the Closing Date, reasonable delays excepted. If the Seller fails to restore the Property due to unforeseeable factors beyond the control of the Seller, the Buyer may elect one of the following:
    1. the Agreement will terminate and the Deposit will be refunded to the Buyer within 10 days;
    2. the Closing Date will be extended as necessary to accommodate the performance of restoration; or
    3. at closing, the Property in its damaged state will be accepted and all insurance proceeds will be assigned from the Seller to the Buyer and the Buyer will receive an amount equal to the deductible under the Seller's insurance policy.

    The Seller's obligations under this provision are independent of any obligations of the Seller found under the heading Property Condition.

  53. Remedies on Default
  54. The Buyer will be in default if the Buyer fails to comply with the provisions of this Agreement, upon which, the Seller may:
    1. seek specific performance; or
    2. seek other relief as may be provided by law; or
    3. seek a combination of any or all of the above remedies; or
    4. treat all earnest money as forfeited and the said money be deemed as liquidated damages and the sole remedy for the Seller.
  55. If completion has not occurred by the Closing Date, the Party who is ready, willing and able to complete may serve on the other Party a notice to complete, after which the defaulting Party has 10 days to complete or the non-defaulting Party may rescind the Agreement. If the non-defaulting Party does not rescind, it may choose to rescind at any time prior to the defaulting Party being ready, willing and able to complete, with interest accruing.
  56. If the Seller rescinds pursuant to the Buyer's failure to comply with a notice to complete, the Seller is immediately entitled to the Deposit with accrued interest, and may resell the Property and claim damages.
  57. If the Buyer rescinds pursuant to the Buyer's failure to comply with a notice to complete, the Seller must immediately return the Deposit with accrued interest, and the Buyer must return any documents that were provided to the Buyer by the Seller and cancel any registration, and may seek damages.
  58. A Seller is ready, willing and able to complete if it has vacated the Property or can immediately do so, the title is ready to be transferred and the Seller has complied with all its other obligations under the Agreement.
  59. A Buyer is ready, willing and able to complete if it has paid the completion funds or can immediately do so.
  60. Where completion is delayed due to the default of either Party, the defaulting Party must compensate the non-defaulting Party for any losses and the non-defaulting Party may seek damages.
  61. The Seller will be in default if the Seller fails to comply with the provisions of this Agreement, upon which, the Buyer may:
    1. seek specific performance; or
    2. seek such other relief as may be provided by law; or
    3. a combination of any or all of the above remedies; or
    4. treat this Agreement as terminated and receive the earnest money within ten days of cancellation.
  62. If the Buyer pulls out of the Agreement after the Exchange of Contracts, the Seller will be immediately entitled to the Deposit, and may seek additional compensation as provided by law.
  63. Escrow
  64. The Seller and the Buyer agree that the Escrow Agent is not:
    1. a party to this Agreement and will not assume any liabilities incurred as a result of the performance or nonperformance of either the Buyer or the Seller, and that no liability will be incurred unless the Escrow Agent is grossly negligent or willfully breaches the terms of this Agreement;
    2. liable for the loss of earnest money as a result of the failure of any financial institution in which the earnest money has been deposited unless the said institution is acting as an Escrow Agent; and
    3. liable for interest on the earnest money.
  65. Upon closing, the earnest money will be applied in the following order with the excess refunded back to the Buyer:
    1. any cash down payment; and
    2. Buyer's Expenses.
  66. At all relevant times during the course of this Agreement, the Escrow Agent is required to notify the other Party prior to the releasing of any funds to the Party who is requesting the funds.
  67. The notice of the Escrow Agent to either Party will be deemed effective upon its deposit to any UK postal office or mailbox with receipt requested, provided that the notice contains adequate postage and the correct mailing address of the Party contained in this Agreement is inscribed on the notice. The notice of objection to the demand of earnest money will be deemed effective upon receipt by the Escrow Agent.
  68. Seller Representations
  69. The Seller represents and warrants that there will be no liens, assessments, or security interests from third parties against the Property which will not be satisfied out of the sales proceeds. The Seller makes no representation aside from those expressly provided in this Agreement. If the representations of the Seller are untrue upon the Closing Date, the Buyer may terminate this Agreement and the Deposit will be refunded within 10 days.
  70. Notices
  71. All notices pursuant to this Agreement must be written and signed by the respective Party or its agent and all such correspondence will be effective upon it being mailed with return receipt requested, when it is available for collection when sent through a document exchange, or hand-delivered as follows:

    To the Buyer at:

    To the Seller at:

    Name: _______________
    Address: ______________________________
    Telephone: _______________

    Name: _______________
    Address: ______________________________
    Telephone: _______________

  72. Addenda
  73. In addition to any aforementioned required documents, these addenda will also constitute as part of this Agreement:
    1. Third Party Financing Condition Addendum;
    2. Energy Performance Certificate; and
    3. All relevant title documents including the Title Register, the Title Plan and the Registered Deeds for the Property.
  74. Assignability
  75. The Buyer may not assign this Agreement without the Seller’s written consent. This Agreement is binding on the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors, personal representatives and assigns, as the case may be, of the Seller and the Buyer.
  76. Effective Date
  77. The effective date of this Agreement (the "Effective Date") is the latter of the date the Buyer executed this Agreement and the date the Seller executed this Agreement.
  78. Governing Law
  79. The Parties agree this Agreement will be construed under the laws of , without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.
  80. Spousal Interests
  81. The Seller warrants that no spousal consent is required to give effect to this real estate transaction other than any spousal consent provided in this Agreement.
  82. Severability
  83. If there is a conflict between any provision of this Agreement and the applicable legislation of  (the "Act"), the Act will prevail and such provision of the Agreement will be amended or deleted as necessary in order to comply with the Act. Further, any provisions that are required by the Act are incorporated into this Agreement.
  84. If any term or provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Agreement will not be affected and each unaffected term and provision of this Agreement will be valid and be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  85. No Broker or Agent
  86. There are no obligations on either Party for the payment of broker fees in this Agreement. The Parties agree that no real estate brokers or agents were procured for their services in connection with this Agreement or any part of the sale agreement prior to the signing of this Agreement. If a broker or agent was retained, the Party which employed the said broker or agent will be solely liable for the costs associated with it.
  87. Agreement of Parties
  88. This document constitutes the entire agreement of the Parties and it may not be contradicted by evidence of prior, contemporaneous or subsequent oral agreement. The provisions contained in this Agreement cannot be changed except by the signed and delivered written consent of both Parties.
  89. Consult a Lawyer
  90. The Seller and the Buyer should consult a lawyer before this Agreement is executed if any aspect of the Agreement is not understood. The Seller and the Buyer agree each will notify the other of the contact information for the respective lawyer, if any, responsible for this real estate transaction.
  91. General Provisions
  92. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
  93. All monetary amounts in this Agreement refer to the pound sterling, and all payments required to be paid under this Agreement will be paid in the pound sterling unless the Parties agree otherwise in writing.
  94. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine gender mean and include the feminine gender and vice versa. Words importing persons include firms and corporations and vice versa.
  95. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. Every calendar day except Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday in  will be deemed a business day and all relevant time periods in this Agreement will be calculated in business days. Performance will be due the next business day if any deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday. A business day ends at five p.m. local time in the time zone in which the Property is situated.


    EXECUTED by _______________ on the _______ day of ___________ , 20____ .

    ____________________________                    ____________________________
    Witness                                                              _______________


    EXECUTED by _______________ on the _______ day of ___________ , 20____ .

    ____________________________                    ____________________________
    Witness                                                              _______________


RECEIPT

The Receipt of £____________ as earnest money in the form of __________________ is hereby acknowledged on this _______ day of ______________, _______.

Name: __________

Address: __________

Tel: ____________

Email: ____________

Signature: ____________

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What is a Real Estate Purchase Agreement?

A Real Estate Purchase Agreement is a contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the purchase and sale, exchange, or transfer of real estate between two parties. 

Real Estate Agreements should include:

  • The buyer’s and seller’s personal information
  • The property details
  • The conditions that must be met before possession of the property transfers
  • The deposit, price, and tax details
  • The date of possession

The agreement must be in writing because verbal contracts aren’t legally binding when transferring real estate.

This document is typically presented as an offer from the buyer to the seller, who can then negotiate further terms before signing and accepting the deal. 

LawDepot’s Real Estate Purchase Agreement is customised for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. If you’re in Scotland, try our Offer to Purchase Real Estate contract.

A Real Estate Sales Agreement is also known as a:

  • Real Estate Sales Contract
  • Home Sale Contract
  • Real Estate Purchase Contract

How do I write a Real Estate Purchase Agreement?

You can easily create a Real Estate Purchase Agreement by filling out LawDepot's questionnaire. Using our template will ensure you complete all the necessary steps:

Step 1: State your location

The countries in the United Kingdom have varying real estate rules and regulations. Provide your location, and LawDepot will ensure your Real Estate Purchase Agreement is customised to fit your location’s laws.

We have templates for:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Wales

Step 2: Provide details about the buyer and seller

Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement needs to include personal details about the buyer and seller, such as:

  • Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone numbers (optional)

Step 3: Outline property details

Provide details about the property, such as its address, legal land description, and the title number.

You can obtain the legal land description of your property from the HM Land Registry in England and Wales or the Land Registry in Northern Ireland. The legal land description of your property may also be found on your land title, in tax assessment information, and your mortgage agreement.

Step 4: Specify the type of property for sale

Specify whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Commonhold is also an option if you’re in England or Wales.

Freehold property means the same person owns the land and the house or flat.

Leasehold means that the house or flat is owned for a specific period of time, and the land on which it is situated is leased from the freeholder.

Commonhold means that a property part of a multi-occupancy building (typically a flat) is owned indefinitely by the freeholder with shared ownership of and responsibility for common areas and services.

The seller must attach a copy of the signed Tenancy Agreement and any other notices to your Contract for Sale of Real Estate if the property is subject to a tenancy.

Step 5: State any included fixtures and fittings

State if the property comes with any fixtures or fittings.

Fixtures are personal property items attached to the land or a building in such a way that they can’t be removed without damaging the item. Sellers can exclude fixtures if they have sentimental value or are hard to replace.

Fittings are items of personal property that are moveable. As a general rule, sellers can take all the fittings with them but may choose to include some as part of the sale of the property.

Examples of fittings include:

  • Couches
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Refrigerators
  • Dish-washers
  • Stoves

Step 6: Disclose any incumbrances

The seller needs to disclose all known incumbrances (e.g., easements and covenants) that aren’t discoverable by a property inspection. 

Easements are rights in another person’s property. For example, a city may have easements in citizen’s property so it can maintain essential services like water, electricity or sewerage.

Covenants are limits on ways the buyer can use the property. They can include restrictions on how many houses can be built or building height limits.

Step 7: Include details about the earnest money deposit

The earnest money deposit is the cash the buyer pays the seller as evidence of good faith to complete the purchase.

The deposit ensures that the buyer is serious about obtaining the necessary financing and fulfilling the other conditions required to purchase the property. The money is credited to the purchase price upon closing. However, the buyer may forfeit the deposit if they default or choose not to proceed with the transaction.

Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement needs to specify:

  • The deposit amount
  • The deadline for the buyer to give the seller the deposit
  • The date when the buyer and the seller exchange signed copies of the agreement
  • The name and address of who will hold the money in escrow

Step 8: Provide details about the price and financing

The Real Estate Purchase Agreement must include the price the buyer is purchasing the property for and how they’re obtaining financing if they aren’t paying in cash.

If the buyer is receiving financing, state the type of financing they’re receiving:

  • Third-party financing: Financing from a bank or private lender other than the seller
  • Seller financing: The seller lends the buyer the money to purchase the property using a Promissory Note.
  • Assumption: The buyer takes over the unpaid balance of an existing mortgage or Promissory Note(s).

Step 9: Include an exclusivity agreement (if applicable)

An exclusivity agreement is when the seller agrees to give the buyer the exclusive right to buy the property within a specific time period.

State how many days the exclusivity agreement will last if you include one.

The seller requires spousal consent if they jointly own the property with a spouse. A house is jointly owned if both spouses’ names are on the title deeds.

If the sale does require spousal consent, attach the proof of consent to your Real Estate Purchase Agreement.

Step 11: State the closing date

The closing date is when ownership of title transfers and the buyer gets possession of the property. The date is usually two to four weeks after the exchange of contracts.

Step 12: Include how the parties will handle disputes

Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement can include terms for resolving any disputes between the buyer and seller.

You might find it best to avoid litigation by going to a mediator and then, if necessary, an arbitrator. If so, include if the buyer, seller, or both parties will pay the cost.

Your contract can also specify which party will pay the associated legal costs and lawyer fees.

Step 13: Specify whether the sale is subject to any conditions

The seller often needs to satisfy some conditions to make the Real Estate Purchase Agreement binding and close the sale. If the conditions aren’t met by the required date, either party may cancel the sale.

Some common conditions include:

  • Satisfactory property survey
  • Satisfactory pest inspection
  • Buyer must sell their property (i.e., the buyer can cancel the contract if they can’t sell their current residence)
  • Works, repairs, treatments, and improvements to the property
  • Proof of firm mortgage offer
  • Satisfactory Gas Safe certificate
  • Satisfactory electrical check
  • Satisfactory local authority search (in England and Wales)

Step 14: Include any additional disclosure documents

If there are any additional disclosures the seller needs to add to the Real Estate Purchase Agreement, they can attach them to the document. 

If you’re in England or Wales, you may want to include the following transaction (TA) forms:

  • Property Information Form (TA6): The seller gives potential buyers detailed information about the property, including boundaries, alterations, planning consents, insurance, disputes, parking and energy efficiency. 
  • Fittings and Contents Form (TA10): Details what fixtures and fittings are included in the property's sale and which are excluded.

For parties in Northern Ireland, you may want to include a vendor’s replies to pre-contract enquiries. Before exchanging contracts, the buyer can ask about recent works, mains water and gas connections, problems with the property, and pending litigation concerning the property.

Step 15: Outline the option to terminate

The option to terminate gives the buyer the right to cancel the contract for any reason within a certain number of days after signing. This right is granted in exchange for a termination fee the buyer pays to the seller.

If your contract includes the option to terminate the deal, specify:

  • The termination fee
  • Whether the termination fee will be credited to the purchase price at closing
  • The number of business days the buyer has after signing the contract to terminate the agreement

Step 16: Sign the contract

Finish your Real Estate Purchase Agreement by having the buyer, seller, and any witnesses sign the agreement.

Does a Real Estate Purchase Agreement need to be notarised?

You don’t need to have your Real Estate Purchase Agreement notarised for it to be binding and enforceable. However, having a notary present to verify everyone’s identity may be a good idea because a notary seal can prove the agreement's authenticity in court.

What two items are most purchase agreements contingent on?

The sale of real estate can come with many contingencies, but property inspections and mortgage financing are the two most common.

Do you need a lawyer to make an offer on a house?

Having a lawyer look over your Real Estate Purchase Agreement before making an offer is highly recommended.

Purchasing property is one of the most important financial decisions a person can make. A lawyer will ensure your contract is written correctly, answer any questions you might have, and look out for your best interests.

Lawyers are expensive, but the price could be minimal compared to the costly issues that can stem from a bad real estate contract.

How do I cancel a Real Estate Purchase Agreement?

Your Real Estate Purchase Agreement will include terms that specify that the deal will fall through if certain conditions aren’t met.

Some terms that can lead to the contract’s termination include:

  • An expense is more expensive than initially agreed upon.
  • The property is damaged or destroyed, and the seller can’t restore it before the closing date.
  • The buyer or seller fails to comply with a notice to complete.
  • The seller misleads the buyer about a third party’s interest (e.g., liens, assessments, or security interests) in the property that won’t be settled by the closing date.

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