§482. Minimum contents of land installment contracts; recordation
A land installment contract shall be executed in duplicate and a copy of the contract shall be provided to the vendor and
the purchaser. The contract shall contain at least the following provisions:
A. The full names and post-office addresses of all the parties to the contract; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
B. The date the contract is signed by each party; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
C. A legal description of the property conveyed; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
D. The sales price of the property conveyed; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
E. Any charges or fees for services included in the contract separate from the sales price; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
F. The amount of the purchaser's down payment; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
G. The principal balance owed by the purchaser, which is the sum of the amounts described in paragraphs D and E, less the amount
described in paragraph F; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
H. The amount and due date of each installment payment and the total number of installment payments; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
I. The interest rate on the unpaid balance and the method of determining the interest rate; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
J. A conspicuous statement of any encumbrances against the property, including a statement of any pending order of any public
agency or other matters of public record affecting the property; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
K. A statement which explains that the contract is not a mortgage and that the purchaser does not obtain title to the property
until the purchase price is paid in full; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
L. A statement of the rights of the buyer established by Title 14, section 6111 to cure a default by the buyer; [1993, c. 373, §3 (AMD).]
M. A provision that the vendor provide evidence of title by copy of deed, or otherwise, at the time of the execution of the
agreement and, if the vendor is not prepared to deliver a full warranty deed on completion of the contract, a description
of the deed which the vendor will deliver on completion; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
N. A provision that, if the vendor defaults on any mortgage on the property, the purchaser may pay on the mortgage and receive
credit on the land installment contract; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
O. A requirement that the purchaser shall be responsible for the payment of taxes, assessments and other charges against the
property from the date of the contract, unless agreed to the contrary; [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
P. A provision that the purchaser has the right to accelerate or prepay any installment payments without penalty, unless agreed
to the contrary; and [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
Q. A clear and conspicuous provision above the place for the signature of the purchaser which acknowledges receipt by the purchaser
of a copy of the land installment contract signed by the vendor. [1983, c. 368, (NEW).]
1993, c. 373, §3 (AMD)
Within 20 days after the contract has been signed by both the vendor and the purchaser, the vendor shall cause a copy of
the contract or a memorandum of the contract to be recorded at the purchaser's expense in the registry of deeds in the county
where the property sold under the contract is located. If a memorandum of the contract is recorded, it shall be entitled
"Memorandum of a Land Installment Contract" and shall contain, as a minimum, the names of the parties, the signatures of the
parties, a description of the property and applicable time periods. A person other than a vendor and purchaser may rely on
the recorded materials in determining whether the requirements of this subsection have been met.
1983, c. 368, (NEW)
Disclosures made by the vendor pursuant to Title 9-A, Article 8-A, Truth-in-Lending, are deemed to comply with subsection 1, paragraphs D to I.
2011, c. 427, Pt. D, §22 (AMD)
1983, c. 368, (NEW).
1993, c. 373, §3 (AMD).
2011, c. 427, Pt. D, §22 (AMD).
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