Commercial Contract
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
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1. PURCHASE AND SALE: ______________________________________________________________________________ ("Buyer")
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agrees to buy and _______________________________________________________________________________________ ("Seller")
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agr
ees to sell the property described as: Street Address:
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Legal Description:
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and the following Personal Property:
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(all collectively referred to as the "Property") on the terms and conditions set forth below. The "Effective Date" of this Contract is
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the date on which the last of the Parties signs the latest offer. Time is of the essence in this Contract. Time periods of 5
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days or less will be computed without including Saturday, Sunday, or national legal holidays and any time period ending on a
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Saturday, Sunday or national legal holiday will be extended until 5:00 p.m. of the next business day.
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2. PURCHASE PRICE:
$_______________________
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(a)
Deposit held in escrow by _____________________________________________________
$_______________________
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(b)
Additional deposit to be made within _______ days from Effective Date
$_______________________
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(c) Total mortgages (as referenced in Paragraph 3)
$_______________________
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(d) Other: ______________________________________________________________________
$_______________________
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(e) Balance to close, subject to adjustments and prorations, to be made with cash, locally drawn
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certified or cashier's check or wire transfer.
$_______________________
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3. THIRD P
ARTY FINANCING: Within _____ days from Effective Date ("Application Period"), Buyer will, at Buyer’s expense, apply for
third party financing in the amount of $____________________ or _____% of the purchase price to be amortized over a period of ______
years and due in no less than ______ years and with a fixed interest rate not to exceed
_____% at origination with a lifetime cap not to exceed ________% from initial rate, with additional terms as follows:
______% per year or variable inter
est rate not
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Buyer will pay for the mortgagee title insurance policy and for all loan expenses. Buyer will timely provide any and all credit,
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employment, financial and other information reasonably required by any lender. Buyer will notify Seller immediately upon obtaining
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Effective Date ("Financing Period"), Buyer may cancel the Contract by giving prompt notice to Seller and Buyer’s deposit(s) will be
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returned to Buyer in accordance with Paragraph 9.
financing or being r
ejected by a lender. If Buyer, after diligent effort, fails to obtain a written commitment within _________ days from
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Buyer (____) (____) and Seller (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page, which is page 1 of 5 Pages.
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EQUAL HOUSING
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OPPORTUNITY
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4. TITLE: Seller has the legal capacity to and will convey marketable title to the Property by statutory warranty deed
other ________________________________________, fr
ee of liens, easements and encumbrances of record or known to Seller,
but subject to property taxes for the year of closing; covenants, restrictions and public utility easements of record; and (list any
other matters to which title will be subject)
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provided there exists at closing no violation of the foregoing and none of them prevents Buyer’s intended use of the Property as
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a) Evidence of Title: Seller will, at (check one) Seller’s
prior to Closing Date from date Buyer meets or waives financing contingency in Paragraph 3, deliver to Buyer (check one)
Buyer’s expense and within _______ days from Effective Date
a title insurance commitment by a Florida licensed title insurer and, upon Buyer recording the deed, an owner's policy in
the amount of the purchase price for fee simple title subject only to exceptions stated above.
an abstract of title, prepared or brought current by an existing abstract firm or certified as correct by an existing firm.
However, if such an abstract is not available to Seller, then a prior owner's title policy acceptable to the proposed insurer as
a base for reissuance of coverage. The prior policy will include copies of all policy exceptions and an update in a format
acceptable to Buyer from the policy effective date and certified to Buyer or Buyer’s closing agent together with copies of all
documents recited in the prior policy and in the update.
(b) Title Examination: Buyer will, within 15 days from receipt of the evidence of title deliver written notice to Seller of title
defects. T
itle will be deemed acceptable to Buyer if (1) Buyer fails to deliver proper notice of defects or (2) Buyer delivers proper
written notice and Seller cures the defects within _____ days from receipt of the notice ("Curative Period"). If the defects are
cured within the Curative Period, closing will occur within 10 days from receipt by Buyer of notice of such curing. Seller may
elect not to cure defects if Seller reasonably believes any defect cannot be cured within the Curative Period. If the defects are
not cured within the Curative Period, Buyer will have 10 days from receipt of notice of Seller’s inability to cure the defects to
elect whether to terminate this Contract or accept title subject to existing defects and close the transaction without reduction in
purchase price. The party who pays for the evidence of title will also pay related title service fees including title and abstract
charges and title examination.
(c) Survey: (check applicable provisions below)
Seller
will, within _____ days from Effective Date, deliver to Buyer copies of prior surveys, plans, specifications, and
engineering documents, if any, and the following documents relevant to this transaction:
, prepared for Seller or in Seller’s
possession, which show all currently existing structures.
Buyer will, at Seller’s Buyer’s expense and within the time period allowed to deliver and examine title evidence,
obtain a current certified survey of the Property from a registered surveyor. If the survey reveals encroachments on the
Property or that the improvements encroach on the lands of another,
Buyer will accept the Property with existing
encroachments such encroachments will constitute a title defect to be cured within the Curative Period.
(d) Ingress and Egress: Seller warrants that the Property presently has ingress and egress.
(e) Possession: Seller will deliver possession and keys for all locks and alarms to Buyer at closing.
5. CLOSING DA
TE AND PROCEDURE: This transaction will be closed in ______________________________ County, Florida on
or before the _________________, _______ or within _____ days from Effective Date ("Closing Date"), unless otherwise extended
herein. Seller Buyer will designate the closing agent. Buyer and Seller will, within _______ days from Effective Date, deliver to
Escrow Agent signed instructions which provide for closing procedure. If an institutional lender is providing purchase funds, lender
requirements as to place, time of day, and closing procedures will control over any contrary provisions in this Contract.
(a) Costs: Buyer will pay taxes and recording fees on notes, mortgages and financing statements and recording fees for the deed.
Seller will pay taxes on the deed and recording fees for documents needed to cure title defects. If Seller is obligated to discharge
any encumbrance at or prior to closing and fails to do so, Buyer may use purchase proceeds to satisfy the encumbrances.
(b) Documents: Seller will provide the deed, bill of sale, mechanic's lien affidavit, assignments of leases, updated rent roll,
tenant and lender estoppel letters, assignments of permits and licenses, corrective instruments and letters notifying tenants of
the change in ownership/rental agent. If any tenant refuses to execute an estoppel letter, Seller will certify that information
regarding the tenant's lease is correct. If Seller is a corporation, Seller will deliver a resolution of its Board of Directors
authorizing the sale and delivery of the deed and certification by the corporate Secretary certifying the resolution and setting forth
facts showing the conveyance conforms with the requirements of local law. Seller will transfer security deposits to Buyer. Buyer
will provide the closing statement, mortgages and notes, security agreements and financing statements.
Buyer (____) (____) and Seller (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page, which is page 2 of 5 Pages.
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(c) Taxes, Assessments, and Prorations: The following items will be made current and prorated as of Closing Date
as of _________________________________: r
eal estate taxes, bond and assessment payments assumed by Buyer, interest,
rents, association dues, insurance premiums acceptable to Buyer, operational expenses and _______________________________.
If the amount of taxes and assessments for the current year cannot be ascertained, rates for the previous year will be used with due
allowance being made for improvements and exemptions. Seller is aware of the following assessments affecting or potentially
affecting the Property: _________________________________________________________________________________________.
Buyer will be responsible for all assessments of any kind which become due and owing on or after Effective Date, unless the
improvement is substantially completed as of Closing Date, in which case Seller will be obligated to pay the entire assessment.
(d) FIRPTA Tax Withholding: The Foreign Investment in Real Property Act ("FIRPTA") requires Buyer to withhold at closing a
portion of the purchase proceeds for remission to the Internal Revenue Service ("I.R.S.") if Seller is a "foreign person" as defined
by the Internal Revenue Code. The parties agree to comply with the provisions of FIRPTA and to provide, at or prior to closing,
appropriate documentation to establish any applicable exemption from the withholding requirement. If withholding is required
and Buyer does not have cash sufficient at closing to meet the withholding requirement, Seller will provide the necessary funds
and Buyer will provide proof to Seller that such funds were properly remitted to the I.R.S.
6. ESCROW: Buyer and Seller authorize ___________________________________________________________________________
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elephone: __________________ Facsimile: ___________________ Address: ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________ to act as "Escrow Agent"
to receive funds and other items and, subject to clearance, disburse them in accordance with the terms of this Contract. Escrow
an interest bearing escrow account with
Agent will deposit all funds r
eceived in a non-interest bearing escrow account
inter
est accruing to _____________________________________________ with interest disbursed (check one) at closing
at _____________________ intervals. If Escrow Agent receives conflicting demands or has a good faith doubt as to Escrow
Agent's duties or liabilities under this Contract, he/she may (a) hold the subject matter of the escrow until the parties mutually
agree to its disbursement or until issuance of a court order or decision of arbitrator determining the parties' rights regarding the
escrow or (b) deposit the subject matter of the escrow with the clerk of the circuit court having jurisdiction over the dispute. Upon
notifying the parties of such action, Escrow Agent will be released from all liability except for the duty to account for items
previously delivered out of escrow. If a licensed real estate broker, Escrow Agent will comply with applicable provisions of Chapter
475, Florida Statutes. In any suit or arbitration in which Escrow Agent is made a party because of acting as agent hereunder or
interpleads the subject matter of the escrow, Escrow Agent will recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs at all levels, with
such fees and costs to be paid from the escrowed funds or equivalent and charged and awarded as court or other costs in favor
of the prevailing party. The parties agree that Escrow Agent will not be liable to any person for misdelivery to Buyer or Seller of
escrowed items, unless the misdelivery is due to Escrow Agent's willful breach of this Contract or gross negligence.
7. PROPERTY CONDITION: Seller will deliver the Property to Buyer at the time agreed in its present "as is" condition, ordinary
wear and tear excepted, and will maintain the landscaping and grounds in a comparable condition. Seller makes no warranties
other than marketability of title. By accepting the Property "as is," Buyer waives all claims against Seller for any defects in the
property. (Check (a) or (b))
(a) As Is: Buyer has inspected the Property or waives any right to inspect and accepts the Property in its "as is" condition.
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b) Due Diligence Period: Buyer will, at Buyer’s expense and within _______ days from Effective Date ("Due Diligence Period"),
determine whether the Property is suitable, in Buyer’s sole and absolute discretion, for Buyer’s intended use and development of
the Property as specified in Paragraph 4. During the Due Diligence Period, Buyer may conduct any tests, analyses, surveys and
investigations ("Inspections") which Buyer deems necessary to determine to Buyer’s satisfaction the Property's engineering,
architectural, environmental properties; zoning and zoning restrictions; flood zone designation and restrictions; subdivision
regulations; soil and grade; availability of access to public roads, water, and other utilities; consistency with local, state and regional
growth management and comprehensive land use plans; availability of permits, government approvals and licenses; compliance with
American with Disabilities Act; absence of asbestos, soil and ground water contamination; and other inspections that Buyer deems
appropriate to determine the suitability of the Property for Buyer’s intended use and development. Buyer shall deliver written notice
to Seller prior to the expiration of the Due Diligence Period of Buyer’s determination of whether or not the Property is acceptable.
Buyer’s failure to comply with this notice requirement shall constitute acceptance of the Property in its present "as is" condition.
Seller grants to Buyer, its agents, contractors and assigns, the right to enter the Property at any time during the Due Diligence
Period for the purpose of conducting Inspections; provided, however, that Buyer, its agents, contractors and assigns enter the
Property and conduct Inspections at their own risk. Buyer shall indemnify and hold Seller harmless from losses, damages, costs,
claims and expenses of any nature, including attorneys’ fees at all levels, and from liability to any person, arising from the conduct of
any and all inspections or any work authorized by Buyer. Buyer will not engage in any activity that could result in a mechanic’s lien
being filed against the Property without Seller’s prior written consent. In the event this transaction does not close, (1) Buyer shall
repair all damages to the Property resulting from the Inspections and return the Property to the condition it was in prior to conduct of
the Inspections, and (2) Buyer shall, at Buyer’s expense, release to Seller all reports and other work generated as a result of the
Inspections. Should Buyer deliver timely notice that the Property is not acceptable, Seller agrees that Buyer’s deposit shall be
immediately returned to Buyer and the Contract terminated.
Buyer (____) (____) and Seller (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page, which is page 3 of 5 Pages.
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(c) Walk-through Inspection: Buyer may, on the day prior to closing or any other time mutually agreeable to the parties,
conduct a final "walk-through" inspection of the Property to determine compliance with this paragraph and to ensure that all
Property is on the premises.
(d) Disclosures:
1. Radon Gas: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient
quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state
guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained
from your county public health unit.
2. Energy Efficiency: Buyer may have determined the energy efficiency rating of the building, if any is located on the Real
Property.
8. OPERATION OF PROPERTY DURING CONTRACT PERIOD: Seller will continue to operate the Property and any business
conducted on the Property in the manner operated prior to Contract and will take no action that would adversely impact the
Property, tenants, lenders or business, if any. Any changes, such as renting vacant space, that materially affect the Property or
Buyer’s intended use of the Property will be permitted
only with Buyer’s consent without Buyer’s consent.
9. RETURN OF DEPOSIT: Unless otherwise specified in the Contract, in the event any condition of this Contract is not met and
Buyer has timely given any required notice regarding the condition having not been met, Buyer’s deposit will be returned in
accordance with applicable Florida laws and regulations.
10. DEFAULT:
(a) In the event the sale is not closed due to any default or failure on the part of Seller other than failure to make the title
marketable after diligent effort, Buyer may either (1) receive a refund of Buyer’s deposit(s) or (2) seek specific performance. If
Buyer elects a deposit refund, Seller will be liable to Broker for the full amount of the brokerage fee.
(b) In the event the sale is not closed due to any default or failure on the part of Buyer, Seller may either (1) retain all deposit(s)
paid or agreed to be paid by Buyer as agreed upon liquidated damages, consideration for the execution of this Contract, and in
full settlement of any claims, upon which this Contract will terminate or (2) seek specific performance. If Seller retains the
deposit, Seller will pay the Listing and Cooperating Brokers named in Paragraph 12 fifty percent of all forfeited deposits retained
by Seller (to be split equally among the Brokers) up to the full amount of the brokerage fee.
11. ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS: In any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Contract, the prevailing party,
which for purposes of this provision will include Buyer, Seller and Broker, will be awarded reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and
expenses.
12. BROKERS: Neither Buyer nor Seller has utilized the services of, or for any other reason owes compensation to, a licensed
real estate Broker other than:
(a) Listing Broker: _____________________________________________________________________________________________,
who is
an agent of
and who will be compensated by
Seller
Buyer
both parties pursuant to a listing agreement other (specify)
a transaction br
oker a nonrepresentative
(b) Cooperating Broker: ________________________________________________________________________________________,
who is an agent of a transaction broker a nonrepresentative
and who will be compensated by Buyer Seller both parties pursuant to an MLS or other offer of compensation to a
cooperating broker
other (specify)
(collectively referred to as "Broker") in connection with any act relating to the Property, including but not limited to inquiries,
introductions, consultations and negotiations resulting in this transaction. Seller and Buyer agree to indemnify and hold Broker
harmless from and against losses, damages, costs and expenses of any kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees at all levels, and
from liability to any person, arising from (1) compensation claimed which is inconsistent with the representation in this Paragraph, (2)
enforcement action to collect a brokerage fee pursuant to Paragraph 10, (3) any duty accepted by Broker at the request of Buyer or
Seller, which duty is beyond the scope of services regulated by Chapter 475, F.S., as amended, or (4) recommendations of or services
provided and expenses incurred by any third party whom Broker refers, recommends or retains for or on behalf of Buyer or Seller.
13. ASSIGNABILITY; PERSONS BOUND: This Contract may be assigned to a related entity, and otherwise is not assignable
is assignable. The terms "Buyer," "Seller" and "Broker" may be singular or plural. This Contract is binding upon Buyer, Seller
and their heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns (if assignment is permitted).
Buyer (____) (____) and Seller (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page, which is page 4 of 5 Pages.
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14. OPTIONAL CLAUSES: (Check if any of the following clauses are applicable and are attached as an addendum to this Contract):
Arbitration
Seller Warranty Existing Mortgage
Section 1031 Exchange
Coastal Construction Control Line
Property Inspection and Repair Flood Area Hazard Zone Other ___________________________
Seller Representations Seller Financing Other ___________________________
Other ___________________________
15. MISCELLANEOUS: The terms of this Contract constitute the entire agreement between Buyer and Seller. Modifications of
this Contract will not be binding unless in writing, signed and delivered by the party to be bound. Signatures, initials, documents
referenced in this Contract, counterparts and written modifications communicated electronically or on paper will be acceptable for
all purposes, including delivery, and will be binding. Handwritten or typewritten terms inserted in or attached to this Contract prevail
over preprinted terms. If any provision of this Contract is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions will continue
to be fully effective. This Contract will be construed under Florida law and will not be recorded in any public records. Delivery of any
written notice to any party's agent will be deemed delivery to that party.
THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT. IF NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD, SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY
PRIOR TO SIGNING. BROKER ADVISES BUYER AND SELLER TO VERIFY ALL FACTS AND REPRESENTATIONS THAT ARE
IMPORTANT TO THEM AND TO CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR LEGAL ADVICE (FOR EXAMPLE,
INTERPRETING CONTRACTS, DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF LAWS ON THE PROPERTY AND TRANSACTION, STATUS OF
TITLE, FOREIGN INVESTOR REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, ETC.) AND FOR TAX, PROPERTY CONDITION, ENVIRONMENTAL AND
OTHER SPECIALIZED ADVICE. BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT BROKER DOES NOT OCCUPY THE PROPERTY AND THAT ALL
REPRESENTATIONS (ORAL, WRITTEN OR OTHERWISE) BY BROKER ARE BASED ON SELLER REPRESENTATIONS OR PUBLIC
RECORDS UNLESS BROKER INDICATES PERSONAL VERIFICATION OF THE REPRESENTATION. BUYER AGREES TO RELY
SOLELY ON SELLER, PROFESSIONAL INSPECTORS AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES FOR VERIFICATION OF THE PROPERTY
CONDITION, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND FACTS THAT MATERIALLY AFFECT PROPERTY VALUE.
DEPOSIT RECEIPT
: Deposit of $______________ by ______________ check
other __________________________ r
eceived on
__________________________, _______________ by ___________________________________________________________________
Signature of Escrow Agent
OFFER: Buyer offers to purchase the Property on the above terms and conditions. Unless acceptance is signed by Seller and a
signed copy deliver
ed to Buyer or Buyer’s agent no later than ____________
a.m.
p.m. on ______________________, _______,
Buyer may revoke this offer and receive a refund of all deposits.
Date: ________________
BUYER:________________________________________________________
Title:_______________________________ Telephone:________________ Facsimile:____________________
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ax ID No:_________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
Date: ________________
BUYER:________________________________________________________
Title:_______________________________ Telephone:_________________ Facsimile:____________________
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ax ID No:_________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
ACCEPTANCE: Seller accepts Buyer’s offer and agrees to sell the Property on the above terms and conditions ( subject to the
attached counter offer).
Date: ________________
SELLER:________________________________________________________
Title:_______________________________ Telephone:_________________ Facsimile:____________________
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ax ID No:_________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
Date: ________________
SELLER:________________________________________________________ Tax ID No:_________________
Title:_______________________________ Telephone:_________________ Facsimile:____________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
Buyer (____) (____) and Seller (____) (____) acknowledge receipt of a copy of this page, which is page 5 of 5 Pages.
The Florida Association of REALTORS makes no representation as to the legal validity or adequacy of any provision of this form in any specific transaction. This
standardized form should not be used in complex transactions or with extensive riders or additions. This form is available for use by the entire real estate industry
and is not intended to identify the user as a REALTOR. REALTOR is a registered collective membership mark which may be used only by real estate licensees who are
members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and who subscribe to its Code of Ethics.
The copyright laws of the United States (17 U.S. Code) forbid the unauthorized reproduction of this form by any means including facsimile or computerized forms.
CC-2 © 1997 Florida Association of REALTORS® All Rights Reserved
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