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FAR/BAR-8 Rev. 9/07 © 2007 Florida Association of REALTORS® and The Florida Bar All Rights Reserved Page 1 of 4 PARTIES: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________(“Seller”), and____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(“Buyer”), hereby agree that Seller shall sell and Buyer shall buy the following described Real Property and Personal Property (collectively “Property”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Contract for Sale and Purchase and any riders and addenda (“Contract”): I. DESCRIPTION: (a) Legal description of the Real Property located in____________________________________ County, Florida: ________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (b) Street address, city, zip, of the Property:__________________________________________________________________________________ (c) Personal Property includes existing range(s), refrigerator(s), dishwasher(s), ceiling fan(s), light fixture(s), and window treatment(s) unless specifically excluded below. Other items included are: _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Items of Personal Property (and leased items, if any) excluded are: ______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ II. PURCHASE PRICE (U.S. currency): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ________________ PAYMENT: (a) Deposit held in escrow by________________________________(“Escrow Agent”) in the amount of (checks subject to clearance) $____________________ Escrow Agent’s address: _____________________________________________________________Phone:____________________ (b) Additional escrow deposit to be made to Escrow Agent within ______ days after Effective Date in the amount of. . . . . . . . . . $____________________ (c) Financing in the amount of (“Loan Amount”) see Paragraph IV below . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $____________________ (d) Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $____________________ (e) Balance to close by cash, wire transfer or LOCALLY DRAWN cashier’s or official bank check(s), subject to adjustments or prorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $____________________ III. TIME FOR ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER AND COUNTEROFFERS; EFFECTIVE DATE: (a) If this offer is not executed by and delivered to all parties OR FACT OF EXECUTION communicated in writing between the parties on or before ___________________________________, the deposit(s) will, at Buyer’s option, be returned and this offer withdrawn. Unless other- wise stated, the time for acceptance of any counteroffers shall be 2 days from the date the counteroffer is delivered. (b) The date of Contract (“Effective Date”) will be the date when the last one of the Buyer and Seller has signed or initialed this offer or the final counteroffer. If such date is not otherwise set forth in this Contract, then the “Effective Date” shall be the date determined above for acceptance of this offer or, if applicable, the final counteroffer. IV. FINANCING: ❏ (a) This is a cash transaction with no contingencies for financing; ❏ (b) This Contract is contingent on Buyer obtaining written loan commitment which confirms underwriting loan approval for a loan to purchase the Property (“Loan Approval”) within _____ days (if blank, then 30 days) after Effective Date (“Loan Approval Date”) for (CHECK ONLY ONE): ❏ a fixed; ❏ an adjustable; or ❏ a fixed or adjustable rate loan, in the Loan Amount (See Paragraph II.(c)) at an initial interest rate not to exceed ___________%, and for a term of _______ years. Buyer will make application within _____ days (if blank, then 5 days) after Effective Date. BUYER: Buyer shall use reasonable diligence to: obtain Loan Approval; notify Seller in writing of receipt of Loan Approval by Loan Approval Date; satisfy terms of the Loan Approval; and close the loan. Loan Approval which requires a condition related to the sale of other property shall not be deemed Loan Approval for purposes of this subparagraph. Buyer shall pay all loan expenses. Buyer authorizes the mortgage broker(s) and lender(s) to disclose information regarding the conditions, status, and progress of loan application and Loan Approval to Seller, Seller’s attorney, real estate licensee(s), and Closing Agent. SELLER: If Buyer does not deliver to Seller written notice of Loan Approval by Loan Approval Date, Seller may thereafter cancel this Contract by delivering written notice (“Seller’s Cancellation Notice”) to Buyer, but not later than seven (7) days prior to Closing. Seller’s Cancellation Notice shall notify Buyer that Buyer has three (3) days to deliver to Seller written notice waiving this Financing contingency, or the Contract shall be cancelled. DEPOSIT(S) (for purposes of this Financing Paragraph IV(b) only): If Buyer has used reasonable diligence but does not obtain Loan Approval by Loan Approval Date, and thereafter either party elects to cancel this Contract, the deposit(s) shall be returned to Buyer. If Buyer obtains Loan Approval or waives this Financing contingency, and thereafter the Contract does not close, then the deposit(s) shall be paid to Seller; provided how- ever, if the failure to close is due to: (i) Seller’s failure or refusal to close or Seller otherwise fails to meet the terms of the Contract, or (ii) Buyer’s lender fails to receive and approve an appraisal of the Property in an amount sufficient to meet the terms of the Loan Approval, then the deposit(s) shall be returned to Buyer. ❏ (c) Assumption of existing mortgage (see rider for terms); or ❏ (d) Purchase money note and mortgage to Seller (see Standards B and K and riders; addenda; or special clauses for terms). V. TITLE EVIDENCE: At least ____ days (if blank, then 5 days) before Closing a title insurance commitment with legible copies of instruments listed as exceptions attached thereto (“Title Commitment”) and, after Closing, an owner’s policy of title insurance (see Standard A for terms) shall be obtained by: (CHECK ONLY ONE): ❏ (1) Seller, at Seller’s expense and delivered to Buyer or Buyer’s attorney; or ❏ (2) Buyer at Buyer’s expense. (CHECK HERE): ❏ If an abstract of title is to be furnished instead of title insurance, and attach rider for terms. VI. CLOSING DATE: This transaction shall be closed and the closing documents delivered on ___________________________ (“Closing”), unless modified by other provisions of this Contract. In the event of extreme weather or other conditions or events constituting “force majeure”, Closing will be extended a reasonable time until: (i) restoration of utilities and other services essential to Closing, and (ii) availability of Hazard, Wind, Flood, or Homeowners’ insurance. If such conditions continue more than ______ days (if blank, then 14 days) beyond Closing Date, then either party may cancel this Contract. 1* 2* 3 4 5 6* 7* 8* 9 10 11* 12* 13* 14* 15* 16 17* 18* 19* 20* 21* 22 23* 24 25 26* 27 28 29 30 31 32* 33* 34* 35* 36* 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51* 52* 53* 54 55* 56* 57* 58* 59 60 61* Contract For Sale And Purchase FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® AND THE FLORIDA BAR THIS FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® AND THE FLORIDA BAR FAR/BAR-8 Rev. 9/07 © 2007 Florida Association of REALTORS® and The Florida Bar All Rights Reserved Page 2 of 4 VII. RESTRICTIONS; EASEMENTS; LIMITATIONS: Seller shall convey marketable title subject to: comprehensive land use plans, zoning, restrictions, prohibitions and other requirements imposed by governmental authority; restrictions and matters appearing on the plat or otherwise common to the subdivi- sion; outstanding oil, gas and mineral rights of record without right of entry; unplatted public utility easements of record (located contiguous to real property lines and not more than 10 feet in width as to the rear or front lines and 7 1/2 feet in width as to the side lines); taxes for year of Closing and subsequent years; and assumed mortgages and purchase money mortgages, if any (if additional items, see addendum); provided, that there exists at Closing no violation of the foregoing and none prevent use of the Property for __________________________________________________________________________________purpose(s). VIII. OCCUPANCY: Seller shall deliver occupancy of Property to Buyer at time of Closing unless otherwise stated herein. If Property is intended to be rented or occupied beyond Closing, the fact and terms thereof and the tenant(s) or occupants shall be disclosed pursuant to Standard F. If occupancy is to be delivered before Closing, Buyer assumes all risks of loss to Property from date of occupancy, shall be responsible and liable for maintenance from that date, and shall be deemed to have accepted Property in its existing condition as of time of taking occupancy. IX. TYPEWRITTEN OR HANDWRITTEN PROVISIONS: Typewritten or handwritten provisions, riders and addenda shall control all printed pro- visions of this Contract in conflict with them. X. ASSIGNABILITY: (CHECK ONLY ONE): Buyer ❏ may assign and thereby be released from any further liability under this Contract; ❏ may assign but not be released from liability under this Contract; or ❏ may not assign this Contract. XI. DISCLOSURES: (a) The Property may be subject to unpaid special assessment lien(s) imposed by a public body (“public body” does not include a Condominium or Homeowners’ Association). Such lien(s), if any, whether certified, confirmed and ratified, pending, or payable in installments, as of Closing, shall be paid as follows: ❏ by Seller at closing ❏ by Buyer (if left blank, then Seller at Closing). If the amount of any assessment to be paid by Seller has not been finally determined as of Closing, Seller shall be charged at Closing an amount equal to the last estimate or assessment for the improvement by the public body. (b) Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that when accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities may present health risks to per- sons 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 or radon testing may be obtained from your County Public Health unit. (c) Mold is naturally occurring and may cause health risks or damage to property. If Buyer is concerned or desires additional information regarding mold, Buyer should contact an appropriate professional. (d) Buyer acknowledges receipt of the Florida Energy-Efficiency Rating Information Brochure required by Section 553.996, F.S. (e) If the Real Property includes pre-1978 residential housing then a lead-based paint rider is mandatory. (f) If Seller is a “foreign person” as defined by the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, the parties shall comply with that Act. (g) BUYER SHOULD NOT EXECUTE THIS CONTRACT UNTIL BUYER HAS RECEIVED AND READ THE HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIA- TION/COMMUNITY DISCLOSURE. (h) PROPERTY TAX DISCLOSURE SUMMARY: BUYER SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE SELLER’S CURRENT PROPERTY TAXES AS THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAXES THAT THE BUYER MAY BE OBLIGATED TO PAY IN THE YEAR SUBSEQUENT TO PURCHASE. A CHANGE OF OWNER- SHIP OR PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS TRIGGERS REASSESSMENTS OF THE PROPERTY THAT COULD RESULT IN HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING VALUATION, CONTACT THE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER’S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION. XII. MAXIMUM REPAIR COSTS: Seller shall not be responsible for payments in excess of: (a) $_____________________for treatment and repair under Standard D (if blank, then 1.5% of the Purchase Price). (b) $_____________________for repair and replacement under Standard N not caused by Wood Destroying Organisms (if blank, then 1.5% of the Purchase Price). XIII. HOME WARRANTY: ❏ Seller ❏ Buyer ❏ N/A will pay for a home warranty plan issued by ________________________________________ at a cost not to exceed $___________________________. XIV. RIDERS; ADDENDA; SPECIAL CLAUSES: CHECK those riders which are applicable AND are attached to and made part of this Contract: ❏ CONDOMINIUM ❏ VA/FHA ❏ HOMEOWNERS’ ASSN. ❏ LEAD-BASED PAINT ❏ COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTROL LINE ❏ INSULATION ❏ “AS IS” ❏ EVIDENCE OF TITLE (SOUTH FLORIDA CONTRACTS) ❏ Other Comprehensive Rider Provisions ❏ Addenda Special Clause(s): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ XV. STANDARDS FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS (“Standards”): Buyer and Seller acknowledge receipt of a copy of Standards A through Y on the reverse side or attached, which are incorporated as part of this Contract. THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT. IF NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD, SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY PRIOR TO SIGNING. THIS FORM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® AND THE FLORIDA BAR. Approval does not constitute an opinion that any of the terms and conditions in this Contract should be accepted by the parties in a particular transac- tion. Terms and conditions should be negotiated based upon the respective interests, objectives and bargaining positions of all interested persons. AN ASTERISK(*) FOLLOWING A LINE NUMBER IN THE MARGIN INDICATES THE LINE CONTAINS A BLANK TO BE COMPLETED. ____________________________________ ___________ ________________________________________ ___________ (BUYER) (DATE) (SELLER) (DATE) ____________________________________ ___________ ________________________________________ ___________ (BUYER) (DATE) (SELLER) (DATE) Buyers’ address for purposes of notice __________________________ Sellers’ address for purposes of notice__________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________________________ Phone BROKERS: The brokers (including cooperating brokers, if any) named below are the only brokers entitled to compensation in connection with this Contract: Name: ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Cooperating Brokers, if any Listing Broker 62 63 64 65 66 67* 68 69 70 71 72 73 74* 75* 76 77 78 79* 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97* 98* 99* 100* 101 102* 103* 104* 105* 106* 107* 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115* 116 117* 118 119* 120* 121* 122 123 124* 125 FAR/BAR-8 Rev. 9/07 © 2007 Florida Association of REALTORS® and The Florida Bar All Rights Reserved Page 3 of 4 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 STANDARDS FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS A. TITLE INSURANCE: The Title Commitment shall be issued by a Florida licensed title insurer agreeing to issue Buyer, upon recording of the deed to Buyer, an owner’s policy of title insurance in the amount of the purchase price, insuring Buyer’s marketable title to the Real Property, subject only to matters contained in Paragraph VII and those to be discharged by Seller at or before Closing. Marketable title shall be determined according to applicable Title Standards adopted by authority of The Florida Bar and in accordance with law. Buyer shall have 5 days from date of receiving the Title Commitment to examine it, and if title is found defec- tive, notify Seller in writing specifying defect(s) which render title unmarketable. Seller shall have 30 days from receipt of notice to remove the defects, failing which Buyer shall, within 5 days after expiration of the 30 day period, deliver written notice to Seller either: (1) extending the time for a reasonable period not to exceed 120 days within which Seller shall use diligent effort to remove the defects; or (2) requesting a refund of deposit(s) paid which shall be returned to Buyer. If Buyer fails to so notify Seller, Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the title as it then is. Seller shall, if title is found unmarketable, use diligent effort to correct defect(s) within the time provided. If, after diligent effort, Seller is unable to timely correct the defects, Buyer shall either waive the defects, or receive a refund of deposit(s), thereby releasing Buyer and Seller from all further obligations under this Contract. If Seller is to provide the Title Commitment and it is delivered to Buyer less than 5 days prior to Closing, Buyer may extend Closing so that Buyer shall have up to 5 days from date of receipt to examine same in accordance with this Standard. B. PURCHASE MONEY MORTGAGE; SECURITY AGREEMENT TO SELLER: A purchase money mortgage and mortgage note to Seller shall provide for a 30 day grace period in the event of default if a first mortgage and a 15 day grace period if a second or lesser mortgage; shall provide for right of prepayment in whole or in part without penalty; shall permit acceleration in event of transfer of the Real Property; shall require all prior liens and encumbrances to be kept in good standing; shall forbid modifications of, or future advances under, prior mortgage(s); shall require Buyer to maintain policies of insurance containing a standard mortgagee clause covering all improvements located on the Real Property against fire and all perils included within the term “extended coverage endorsements” and such other risks and perils as Seller may reasonably require, in an amount equal to their highest insurable value; and the mortgage, note and security agreement shall be otherwise in form and content required by Seller, but Seller may only require clauses and coverage customarily found in mort- gages, mortgage notes and security agreements generally utilized by savings and loan institutions or state or national banks located in the county wherein the Real Property is located. All Personal Property and leases being conveyed or assigned will, at Seller’s option, be subject to the lien of a security agreement evi- denced by recorded or filed financing statements or certificates of title. If a balloon mortgage, the final payment will exceed the periodic payments thereon. C. SURVEY: Buyer, at Buyer’s expense, within time allowed to deliver evidence of title and to examine same, may have the Real Property surveyed and certified by a registered Florida surveyor. If the survey discloses encroachments on the Real Property or that improvements located thereon encroach on setback lines, ease- ments, lands of others or violate any restrictions, Contract covenants or applicable governmental regulations, the same shall constitute a title defect. D. WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS: “Wood Destroying Organisms” (WDO) shall be deemed to include all wood destroying organisms required to be report- ed under the Florida Structural Pest Control Act, as amended. Buyer, at Buyer’s expense, may have the Property inspected by a Florida Certified Pest Control Operator (“Operator”) within 20 days after the Effective Date to determine if there is any visible active WDO infestation or visible damage from WDO infestation, excluding fences. If either or both are found, Buyer may within said 20 days (1) have cost of treatment of active infestation estimated by the Operator; (2) have all damage inspected and cost of repair estimated by an appropriately licensed contractor; and (3) report such cost(s) to Seller in writing. Seller shall cause the treatment and repair of all WDO damage to be made and pay the costs thereof up to the amount provided in Paragraph XII(a). If estimated costs exceed that amount, Buyer shall have the option of canceling this Contract by giving written notice to Seller within 20 days after the Effective Date, or Buyer may elect to proceed with the transaction and receive a credit at Closing equal to the amount provided in Paragraph XII(a). If Buyer’s lender requires an updated WDO report, then Buyer shall, at Buyer’s expense, have the opportunity to have the Property re-inspected for WDO infestation and have the cost of active infestation or new damage estimated and reported to Seller in writing at least 10 days prior to Closing, and thereafter, Seller shall cause such treatment and repair to be made and pay the cost thereof; provided, Seller’s total obligation for treatment and repair costs required under both the first and second inspection shall not exceed the amount provided in Paragraph XII (a). E. INGRESS AND EGRESS: Seller warrants and represents that there is ingress and egress to the Real Property sufficient for its intended use as described in Paragraph VII hereof and title to the Real Property is insurable in accordance with Standard A without exception for lack of legal right of access. F. LEASES: Seller shall, at least 10 days before Closing, furnish to Buyer copies of all written leases and estoppel letters from each tenant specifying the nature and duration of the tenant’s occupancy, rental rates, advanced rent and security deposits paid by tenant. If Seller is unable to obtain such letter from each ten- ant, the same information shall be furnished by Seller to Buyer within that time period in the form of a Seller’s affidavit, and Buyer may thereafter contact ten- ant to confirm such information. If the terms of the leases differ materially from Seller’s representations, Buyer may terminate this Contract by delivering written notice to Seller at least 5 days prior to Closing. Seller shall, at Closing, deliver and assign all original leases to Buyer. G. LIENS: Seller shall furnish to Buyer at time of Closing an affidavit attesting to the absence, unless otherwise provided for herein, of any financing statement, claims of lien or potential lienors known to Seller and further attesting that there have been no improvements or repairs to the Real Property for 90 days imme- diately preceding date of Closing. If the Real Property has been improved or repaired within that time, Seller shall deliver releases or waivers of construction liens executed by all general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and materialmen in addition to Seller’s lien affidavit setting forth the names of all such gen- eral contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and materialmen, further affirming that all charges for improvements or repairs which could serve as a basis for a construction lien or a claim for damages have been paid or will be paid at the Closing of this Contract. H. PLACE OF CLOSING: Closing shall be held in the county wherein the Real Property is located at the office of the attorney or other closing agent (“Closing Agent”) designated by the party paying for title insurance, or, if no title insurance, designated by Seller. I. TIME: Calendar days shall be used in computing time periods except periods of less than six (6) days, in which event Saturdays, Sundays and state or nation- al legal holidays shall be excluded. Any time periods provided for herein which shall end on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday shall extend to 5:00 p.m. of the next business day. Time is of the essence in this Contract. J. CLOSING DOCUMENTS: Seller shall furnish the deed, bill of sale, certificate of title, construction lien affidavit, owner’s possession affidavit, assignments of leases, tenant and mortgagee estoppel letters and corrective instruments. Buyer shall furnish mortgage, mortgage note, security agreement and financing statements. K. EXPENSES: Documentary stamps on the deed and recording of corrective instruments shall be paid by Seller. All costs of Buyer’s loan (whether obtained from Seller or third party), including, but not limited to, documentary stamps and intangible tax on the purchase money mortgage and any mortgage assumed, mortgagee title insurance commitment with related fees, and recording of purchase money mortgage to Seller, deed and financing statements shall be paid by Buyer. Unless otherwise provided by law or rider to this Contract, charges for related closing services, title search, and closing fees (including preparation of closing statement), shall be paid by the party responsible for furnishing the title evidence in accordance with Paragraph V. L. PRORATIONS; CREDITS: Taxes, assessments, rent, interest, insurance and other expenses of the Property shall be prorated through the day before Closing. Buyer shall have the option of taking over existing policies of insurance, if assumable, in which event premiums shall be prorated. Cash at Closing shall be increased or decreased as may be required by prorations to be made through day prior to Closing, or occupancy, if occupancy occurs before Closing. Advance rent and security deposits will be credited to Buyer. Escrow deposits held by mortgagee will be credited to Seller. Taxes shall be prorated based on the current year’s tax with due allowance made for maximum allowable discount, homestead and other exemptions. If Closing occurs at a date when the current year’s millage is not fixed and current year’s assessment is available, taxes will be prorated based upon such assessment and prior year’s millage. If current year’s assessment is not available, then taxes will be prorated on prior year’s tax. If there are completed improvements on the Real Property by January 1st of year of Closing, which improve- ments were not in existence on January 1st of prior year, then taxes shall be prorated based upon prior year’s millage and at an equitable assessment to be agreed upon between the parties; failing which, request shall be made to the County Property Appraiser for an informal assessment taking into account available exemp- tions. A tax proration based on an estimate shall, at request of either party, be readjusted upon receipt of current year’s tax bill. M. (RESERVED - purposely left blank) N. INSPECTION AND REPAIR: Seller warrants that the ceiling, roof (including the fascia and soffits), and exterior and interior walls, and foundation of the Property do not have any visible evidence of leaks, water damage, or structural damage and that dockage, seawalls, septic tank, pool, all appliances, mechanical items, FAR/BAR-8 Rev. 9/07 © 2007 Florida Association of REALTORS® and The Florida Bar All Rights Reserved Page 4 of 4 heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing systems, and machinery are in Working Condition. The foregoing warranty shall be limited to the items specified unless otherwise provided in an addendum. Buyer may inspect, or, at Buyer’s expense, have a firm or individual specializing in home inspections and holding an occupational license for such purpose (if required), or by an appropriately licensed Florida contractor, make inspections of, those items within 20 days after the Effective Date. Buyer shall, prior to Buyer’s occupancy but not more than 20 days after Effective Date, report in writing to Seller such items that do not meet the above standards as to defects. Unless Buyer timely reports such defects, Buyer shall be deemed to have waived Seller’s warranties as to defects not reported. If repairs or replacements are required to comply with this Standard, Seller shall cause them to be made and shall pay up to the amount pro- vided in Paragraph XII (b). Seller is not required to make repairs or replacements of a Cosmetic Condition unless caused by a defect Seller is responsible to repair or replace. If the cost for such repair or replacement exceeds the amount provided in Paragraph XII (b), Buyer or Seller may elect to pay such excess, failing which either party may cancel this Contract. If Seller is unable to correct the defects prior to Closing, the cost thereof shall be paid into escrow at Closing. For purposes of this Contract: (1) “Working Condition” means operating in the manner in which the item was designed to operate; (2) “Cosmetic Condition” means aesthetic imperfections that do not affect the Working Condition of the item, including, but not limited to: pitted marcite or other pool finishes; missing or torn screens; fogged windows; tears, worn spots, or discoloration of floor coverings, wallpaper, or window treatments; nail holes, scratches, dents, scrapes, chips or caulking in ceilings, walls, flooring, fixtures, or mirrors; and minor cracks in floors, tiles, windows, driveways, sidewalks, or pool decks; and (3) cracked roof tiles, curling or worn shingles, or limited roof life shall not be considered defects Seller must repair or replace, so long as there is no evidence of actual leaks or leakage or structural damage, but missing tiles will be Seller’s responsibility to replace or repair. O. RISK OF LOSS: If, after the Effective Date, the Property is damaged by fire or other casualty (“Casualty Loss”) before Closing and cost of restoration (which shall include the cost of pruning or removing damaged trees) does not exceed 1.5% of the Purchase Price, cost of restoration shall be an obligation of Seller and Closing shall proceed pursuant to the terms of this Contract and if restoration is not completed as of Closing, restoration costs will be escrowed at Closing. If the cost of restoration exceeds 1.5% of the Purchase Price, Buyer shall either take the Property as is, together with the 1.5% or receive a refund of deposit(s) thereby releasing Buyer and Seller from all further obligations under this Contract. Seller’s sole obligation with respect to tree damage by casualty or other natural occurrence shall be the cost of pruning or removal. P. CLOSING PROCEDURE: The deed shall be recorded upon clearance of funds. If the title agent insures adverse matters pursuant to Section 627.7841, F.S., as amended, the escrow and closing procedure required by this Standard shall be waived. Unless waived as set forth above the following closing procedures shall apply: (1) all closing proceeds shall be held in escrow by the Closing Agent for a period of not more than 5 days after Closing; (2) if Seller’s title is rendered unmarketable, through no fault of Buyer, Buyer shall, within the 5 day period, notify Seller in writing of the defect and Seller shall have 30 days from date of receipt of such notification to cure the defect; (3) if Seller fails to timely cure the defect, all deposits and closing funds shall, upon written demand by Buyer and within 5 days after demand, be returned to Buyer and, simultaneously with such repayment, Buyer shall return the Personal Property, vacate the Real Property and recon- vey the Property to Seller by special warranty deed and bill of sale; and (4) if Buyer fails to make timely demand for refund, Buyer shall take title as is, waiving all rights against Seller as to any intervening defect except as may be available to Buyer by virtue of warranties contained in the deed or bill of sale. Q. ESCROW: Any Closing Agent or escrow agent (collectively “Agent”) receiving funds or equivalent is authorized and agrees by acceptance of them to deposit them promptly, hold same in escrow and, subject to clearance, disburse them in accordance with terms and conditions of this Contract. Failure of funds to clear shall not excuse Buyer’s performance. If in doubt as to Agent’s duties or liabilities under the provisions of this Contract, Agent may, at Agent’s option, continue to hold the subject matter of the escrow until the parties hereto agree to its disbursement or until a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction shall determine the rights of the parties, or Agent may deposit same with the clerk of the circuit court having jurisdiction of the dispute. An attorney who represents a party and also acts as Agent may represent such party in such action. Upon notifying all parties concerned of such action, all liability on the part of Agent shall fully terminate, except to the extent of accounting for any items previously delivered out of escrow. If a licensed real estate broker, Agent will comply with provisions of Chapter 475, F.S., as amended. Any suit between Buyer and Seller wherein Agent is made a party because of acting as Agent hereunder, or in any suit wherein Agent interpleads the sub- ject matter of the escrow, Agent shall recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred with these amounts to be paid from and out of the escrowed funds or equivalent and charged and awarded as court costs in favor of the prevailing party. The Agent shall not be liable to any party or person for misdelivery to Buyer or Seller of items subject to the escrow, unless such misdelivery is due to willful breach of the provisions of this Contract or gross negligence of Agent. R. ATTORNEY’S FEES; COSTS: In any litigation, including breach, enforcement or interpretation, arising out of this Contract, the prevailing party in such litigation, which, for purposes of this Standard, shall include Seller, Buyer and any brokers acting in agency or nonagency relationships authorized by Chapter 475, F.S., as amended, shall be entitled to recover from the non-prevailing party reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and expenses. S. FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE: If Buyer fails to perform this Contract within the time specified, including payment of all deposits, the deposit(s) paid by Buyer and deposit(s) agreed to be paid, may be recovered and retained by and for the account of Seller as agreed upon liquidated damages, consid- eration for the execution of this Contract and in full settlement of any claims; whereupon, Buyer and Seller shall be relieved of all obligations under this Contract; or Seller, at Seller’s option, may proceed in equity to enforce Seller’s rights under this Contract. If for any reason other than failure of Seller to make Seller’s title marketable after diligent effort, Seller fails, neglects or refuses to perform this Contract, Buyer may seek specific performance or elect to receive the return of Buyer’s deposit(s) without thereby waiving any action for damages resulting from Seller’s breach. T. CONTRACT NOT RECORDABLE; PERSONS BOUND; NOTICE; COPIES: Neither this Contract nor any notice of it shall be recorded in any public records. This Contract shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors in interest. Whenever the context permits, singular shall include plural and one gender shall include all. Notice and delivery given by or to the attorney or broker representing any party shall be as effective as if given by or to that party. All notices must be in writing and may be made by mail, personal delivery or electronic media. A legible facsimile or electronic (including “pdf”) copy of this Contract and any signatures hereon shall be considered for all purposes as an original. U. CONVEYANCE: Seller shall convey marketable title to the Real Property by statutory warranty, trustee’s, personal representative’s, or guardian’s deed, as appropriate to the status of Seller, subject only to matters contained in Paragraph VII and those otherwise accepted by Buyer. Personal Property shall, at the request of Buyer, be transferred by an absolute bill of sale with warranty of title, subject only to such matters as may be otherwise provided for herein. V. OTHER AGREEMENTS: No prior or present agreements or representations shall be binding upon Buyer or Seller unless included in this Contract. No modification to or change in this Contract shall be valid or binding upon the parties unless in writing and executed by the parties intended to be bound by it. W. SELLER DISCLOSURE: There are no facts known to Seller materially affecting the value of the Property which are not readily observable by Buyer or which have not been disclosed to Buyer. X. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE; PROPERTY ACCESS; REPAIR STANDARDS; ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACTS AND WARRANTIES: Seller shall maintain the Property, including, but not limited to lawn, shrubbery, and pool in the condition existing as of Effective Date, ordinary wear and tear and Casualty Loss excepted. Seller shall, upon reasonable notice, provide utilities service and access to the Property for appraisal and inspections, including a walk-through prior to Closing, to confirm that all items of Personal Property are on the Real Property and, subject to the foregoing, that all required repairs and replacements have been made, and that the Property has been maintained as required by this Standard. All repairs and replacements shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner, in accordance with all requirements of law, and shall consist of materials or items of quality, value, capacity and performance comparable to, or better than, that existing as of the Effective Date. Seller will assign all assignable repair and treatment con- tracts and warranties to Buyer at Closing. Y. 1031 EXCHANGE: If either Seller or Buyer wish to enter into a like-kind exchange (either simultaneous with Closing or deferred) with respect to the Property under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Exchange”), the other party shall cooperate in all reasonable respects to effectuate the Exchange, including the execution of documents; provided (1) the cooperating party shall incur no liability or expense related to the Exchange and (2) the Closing shall not be contingent upon, nor extended or delayed by, such Exchange. STANDARDS FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS (CONTINUED) 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273
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