Separated from former PAA form. Used to document terms when buyer assuming an existing loan from seller
New - 11/12
ARC - Authorization to Receive and Convey Information
The ARC authorizes the agent to communicate with third party such as lender or loan officer regarding that agent's principal in regard to the sale or purchase of the identified property.
AS - Seller's Affidavit of Nonforeign Status and/or California Withholding Exemption
Used to comply with federal Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) and California nonresident withholding laws. Documents whether tax withholding is required. Requirements are listed on the reverse. One form is used for each person or entity on title.
This form is used to document the results of an agent’s required visual inspection of residential property. It can be used as an attachment to the agent’s section of the Transfer Disclosure Statement or as a stand-alone when no TDS is required.
For use with the Exclusive Authorization and Right to Sell a Business (ACB). Provides disclosure of material facts concerning the operation of the business and a statement of items included in the purchase price.
BES - Buyer Intent to Exchange Supplement
For use in conjunction with a purchase contract to document intent of buyer to enter into an exchange. Also specifies what happens if the expected exchange is not completed.
This form is used by a buyer to identify which specific inspections or reports the buyer wants to order. It is to be kept by the buyer's agent and does not need to be given to the seller or listing agent. The form may be used more than once in a transaction if buyer decides to order some items at one time and others later.
Form used by Buyer to document issues that are of concern to Buyer. This form helps avoid disputes between a Buyer and Broker about whether a conversation took place and what was discussed. By identifying particular areas of concern to Buyer, the form enables a Broker to better assist the Buyer by gathering information or referring the Buyer to sources that can provide Buyer with additional information.
Documents the transfer of personal property accompanying the sale of real estate or a business. Addresses value, an inventory list, and whether any warranty applies. May be accompanied by a Notary Acknowledgement. The attached Notary Acknowledgement (not sold separately) can be used to verify the signature of the selling party. Provides greater comfort level even though the transfer is not required to be recorded.
BPA - Business Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
For use when purchasing a business. Contains terms such as contingency on SBA loan and detail of assets and liabilities transferred. Includes agreement not to compete and allocation of purchase price.
BRE - Buyer Representation Agreement Exclusive
The BRE establishes an agency relationship between a prospective Buyer and a REALTOR® and grants Broker the right to run a credit report on buyer. The compensation paragraph spells out that a commission is due to Broker from Buyer directly. However, amounts received from another Broker in a sale are credited against Buyer’s obligation. It also allows a Broker to state whether or not their brokerage accepts listings, and whether or not a dual agency relationship may be created.
BRNN - Buyer Representation Agreement (Non-Exclusive/Not for Compensation)
This form creates an agency relationship between a buyer and the broker and establishes the terms of that relationship. However, the agreement may be terminated by either party at any time, and the form does not give the broker any right to receive compensation from the buyer.
CC - Cancellation of Contract, Release of Deposit and Joint Escrow Instruction
Accomplishes two purposes: First, it allows a buyer or seller to document that a contract is being cancelled and why. Second, it allows the buyer and seller to document a mutual agreement on the release of any deposit money held by escrow.
Separated from former PAA form. Used when contract requires ratification from a court
New - 11/12
CFC - Consent for Communications
Created to help REALTORS® safely comply with the federal and state rules that restrict REALTOR'S® ability to contact actual or prospective principals via phone, email, or fax. The form, which needs to be signed by the actual or prospective principal, documents that person's express permission to be contacted by the REALTOR® using one or more methods of communication.
CML-CNDA - Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
This form allows buyer or seller or both, to give information to the other with a contractual assurance that the information will be kept confidential. The confidentiality provisions only apply to designated information and extends to agents of the parties. Provisions deal with legal exceptions and compelled disclosure.
CML-EIA - Environmental Issues Addendum
This form addresses how environmental inspections will be conducted, minimum insurance requirements, confidentiality, liens, indemnification and return of property to its pre-inspection condition. Also use the attached Landlord permission form when environmental inspections are included and property is leased or rented.
Landlord consent to environmental inspection requested by Buyer of a business or
CML-REL - Release Agreement
Formal release and waiver of liability agreement to be used in association with requests for repair of defects or price credits or with the cancellation of an entire agreement. Can be a buyer release, seller release or mutual release.
CND - Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement
A simple form to document that price or terms of offer or names of principal are confidential.
CO - Counter Offer
Contains multiple counter offer clause. May be used with any type of purchase offer form, or as a counter to a counter.
The Cancellation of Listing documents the agreement between a seller and a listing broker when a property will not be marketed anymore during the remaining term of an unexpired listing agreement or when a seller and a listing broker decide that they are unable to continue to work together. Options exist whereby (i) a listing broker agrees to accept a sum certain in exchange for giving up the right to market and sell the property, (ii) the listing broker will release the seller without any immediate financial obligation unless the seller in fact sells the property during the listing term and (iii) the broker and client will depart without any continuing financial or other obligations flowing from one to the other.
CPA - Commercial Property Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
Purchase contract for use with non-residential property. Provides detailed terms on financing, notification, Environmental Hazards, Americans with Disabilities Act and other important terms.
CPM - Contract Paragraph Matrix
This chart identifies where certain contingency and covenant paragraphs can be locted in any of the CAR agreements.
CR - Contingency Removal
Gives Buyer three options for removing contingencies: individually, with specified exceptions or without any exceptions. Buyer is given a warning of the risk associated with removing all contingencies.
DA - Disclosure and Consent for Representation of More Than One Buyer or Seller
This form is used to disclose that a real estate brokerage may represent a buyer or seller that is competing with the broker's principal. It also discloses the possibility that the same real estate brokerage company may represent both buyer and seller in the same transaction.
DCE - Demand to Close Escrow
Typically, this form will be used when a seller wants to notify a buyer in writing of the seller’s expectation that a buyer close escrow by a particular date.
DLT - Declaration Regarding Real Estate License and Tax Reporting
REALTORS can send this form to another person acting as an agent in a transaction to confirm that person's licensed status. The bottom part of the form is used by the listing broker to inform the cooperating broker of tax reporting requirements regarding the compensation.
DPL - Declaration and Proof of Real Estate License
This form, attached to the NODPA, is used to document the Buyer's agent has a valid real estate license.
Provides a worksheet to estimate buyer’s costs for purchase of the property, including buyer's total monthly payment.
EEC - Employee Estoppel Certificate
Confirms terms of employment, including salary, accrued time, etc. Used when acquiring a business opportunity.
ESP - Estimated Seller Proceeds
Provides a worksheet to estimate seller’s costs and proceeds from the sale of a property.
ETA - Extension of Time Addendum
The ETA can be used to extend time frames and includes preprinted formats for extending the close of escrow, buyer investigations and loan contingency.
FEHN - 48-Hour Notice of Inspection Prior to Termination of Tenancy
Satisfies the following notice requirement: If tenant requests an inspection prior to termination of tenancy, the landlord must give a notice to tenant of when the inspection will take place. The notice must be given at least 48 hours prior to the inspection, unless tenant has waived the notice.
FLD - Lead-Based Paint and Lead-Based Paint Hazards Disclosure, Acknowledgment and Addendum for Pre-1978 Housing Sales, Leases or Rentals
Used to comply with federal requirements for disclosure of any known lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards on any housing constructed prior to 1978. From seller to buyer or from owner or landlord to tenant.
Establishes independent contractor relationship between a Broker and an Associate-Licensee. Includes compensation, auto insurance and dispute resolution. Terms subject to differences in office policy manual.
IOA - Interim Occupancy Agreement (Buyer in Possession Prior to Close of Escrow)
Used when Buyer moves into a property prior to close of escrow. Establishes a tenancy relationship between Buyer and Seller. Rent and security deposit may be through escrow. If Buyer purchases property, security deposit is applied to down payment.
B&P 10177.6 requires a broker to disclose within 24 hours if the broker is acting in the capacity of both a loan broker and a sales broker on the same transaction. DRE Reg 2904 requires such a broker to reveal the amount, source and form of compensation before close of escrow.
LCA - Lease/Rental Commission Agreement
Commission agreement between landlord and broker for rental or lease transactions.
LR - Residential Lease or Month-to-Month Rental Agreement
May be used as either a month-to-month rental agreement or a fixed term lease. Includes language stating: the security deposit will not be returned until all named Tenants have vacated; if Tenant does not maintain as promised, Landlord will hire someone and charge the Tenant; and if Landlord will/will not be maintaining, repairing or replacing certain personal property.
Includes separate boxed sections for: Premises Information, Personal Information, Residence History, Employment and Income History, Credit Information, Personal References and Relatives. One form is used for each applicant.
This form is used to document that a Broker discussed with a Buyer that market conditions fluctuate and as a result there is no guarantee that prices will continue to move in a particular direction. Form also advises about the risks of making non-contingent offers or removing contingencies.
MCN - Methamphetamine Contamination Notice
This form is used by a landlord or property owner to notify a tenant or purchaser that the property has been identified as being contaminated by methamphetamine.
MHA - Manufactured Home Advisory Addendum and Release
This form is used as an addendum to the Manufactured Home Purchase Agreement. It informs a buyer that although a manufactured home may be sold in an as-is condition, occupancy by the buyer may be restricted if the property is not in compliance with certain government standards.
MHPA - Manufactured Home Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
Purchase contract for manufactured housing can be used for personal property manufactured housing sold on vacant land or rented land, personal property manufactured housing sold together with real property, and manufactured housing converted to real property.
Checklist for tenant and landlord to review and note condition of property before and after tenant ’s occupancy. Itemizes the condition of specific items in and around the rented property. Check boxes allow the landlord and tenant to easily determine whether the item is new, satisfactory/clean, other or will require a deduction from the tenant's security deposit.
Documents the transfer of personal property accompanying the sale of real estate or a business. Addresses value, an inventory list, and whether any warranty applies. May be accompanied by a Notary Acknoledgement. The attached Notary Acknowledgement (not sold separately) can be used to verify the signature of the selling party. Provides greater comfort level even though the transfer is not required to be recorded.
NAF - Addtional Information Regarding Termination of Tenancy Within One Year After Foreclosure (to be attached to a Notice of Termination - C.A.R. Form NTT) - Giving Tenants Less Than 90 Days to Vacate
NCA - New Construction Options and Upgrades Addendum
This addendum in designed primarily for use with the New Construction Purchase Agreement when the buyer wants options and upgrades over the builder's "standard model ". Includes payment total and liquidated damage clause. The pre-printed language in the NCA satisfies the DRE requirements if the property is part of a new subdivision.
NCAD - New Construction Addendum to New Construction Purchase Agreement
The NCAD provides a framework for the builder to opt into the provisions of Title 7 (SB800) and take advantage of the non-adversarial repair procedure and informs the seller of the option of using an enhanced protection agreement providing greater protection than the functionality standards in Title 7. Builders are also required to provide buyers with a copy of SB800.
NCDS - New Construction Property Disclosure Statement
This form is designed for use with the NCPA. It is a general disclosure to the buyer of matters that may typically affect new construction. Use of this form can help sellers and buyers of new construction avoid misunderstandings about their respective responsibilities and whether or not items were disclosed.
NCEI - Common Interest Subdivision Supplemental Escrow Instructions
The NCEI is designed for use with the NCPA. It contains supplemental escrow instructions required by the DRE when the property is in a common interest subdivision. The pre-printed language in the NCEI satisfies the DRE requirements if the property is part of a new subdivision.
NCPA - New Construction Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
Purchase contract designed for use with properties with no existing residential dwelling, but where a new residential dwelling will be constructed prior to close of escrow. The DRE has stated that the pre-printed language in the NCPA and related addenda (see C.A.R.forms NCA, NCEI and NCDS) satisfies current subdivision laws. The contract is designed for use with subdivisions requiring a public report, as well as subdivisions exempt from public report, and single-lot, fill in properties.
The NCRPA is an addendum to the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA-CA) and is for use when a house is already constructed and will be sold for the first time. The NCRPA provides a framework for the builder to opt into the provisions of Title 7 (SB800) and take advantage of the non-adversarial repair procedure, informs the seller of the option of using an enhanced protection agreement providing greater protection than the functionality standards in Title 7 and contains a federally required insulation statement and a proposition 65 warning. Builders are also required to provide buyer with a copy of SB800.
Used to comply with State requirements when a substituted Zone Disclosure Report is not used. Covers six zones: Seismic Hazard Zone, Earthquake Fault Zone, Wildland Fire Zone, State Responsibility Area, Flood Zone, and Dam Inundation Zone.
This tri-partite package of forms is only used when an owner-occupant of residential property, against which a Notice of Default has been recorded, is selling the property to an investor purchaser. The NODPA is the actual purchase agreement printed in the statutorily required format. The HENC is the form the seller uses if the seller desires to rescind the sale within the statutory period.
NPC - Notice of Obligation to Pay Rental or Lease Payments in Cash
This form satisfies law, effective that Landlords may not require Tenants to pay rent in cash except if Tenant has defaulted on the rent. After then, Landlord can only require no more that 3 payments to be in cash if Landlord first gives Tenant notice in writing of the requirement. NPC would satisfy the written notice requirement.
Effective January 1, 2008, a seller has an obligation to make specific disclosures if the property being sold is subject to a private transfer fee. These fees typically originated from an agreement between a developer and a government entity or interest group. This form contains the questions the seller is obligated to answer.
Used to give month-to-month Tenants notice that tenancy is coming to an end. Indicates that while a Landlord is obligated to give 60 days notice to terminate a periodic tenancy, if a Tenant has resided in the property for less than a year, or if the Buyer intends to live in the property, than 30 days notice may be given to a Tenant.
For use with either RPA-CA or CO. Only checked paragraph(s) are included as part of the contract. Contains five different clauses: Cancellation of Prior Sale; Back-up Offer; Seller to Remain in Possession After Close of Escrow; Tenant to Remain in Possession; Junior or Assumed Financing; Court Confirmation.
Allows a landlord to notify a tenant that the tenant must correct a violation of the lease or rental or cure a breach or otherwise satisfy the terms of the lease or the landlord may terminate the tenant's right to possession.
This form can be used for listing probate property whether or not court confirmation is required. The attached "PROBATE ADVISORY" (not sold separately) discusses the applicability of, and exemptions from, statutory requirements to probate sales.
Contract between property owner and broker for broker's employment as property manager. Details authorities and responsibilities of broker and how monies are to be handled, including compliance with trust fund requirements. Includes owner duty to maintain the property in habitable condition and to pay required interest on security deposits.
Purchase contract for use with all probate sales whether or not court confirmation is required. The attached "PROBATE ADVISORY" (not sold separately) discusses the applicability of, as well as exemptions from, statutory requirements to probate sales.
This form promotes the value offered to a client when working with a REALTOR®.
RDN - Receipt and Delivery of Notices to Perform
The RDN allows the parties to agree on how, where, when, and to whom notices to perform are to be delivered and deemed received. Although parties can agree to use this form anytime during the transaction, it should be used at the offer and counter offer stage.
REO - REO Advisory (For Buyer/Seller)
This document gives information about and clarifies issues regarding REO sales, such as which disclosures the REO must comply with, which the REO is exempt from, the obligations of the real estate agent, and other impacts on the transaction.
This document gives information about and clarifies issues regarding REO sales, such as which disclosures the REO must comply with, which the REO is exempt from, the obligations of the real estate agent, and other impacts on the transaction.
Used to document the receipt of certain reports that are generated as a result of the transaction. Also documents receipt of certain reports that may have been in seller's possession before the transaction was begun.
RGM - Radon Gas and Mold Notice and Release Agreement
As required by HUD, this form gives Buyers of HUD-owned property notice that no representation is made regarding radon gas or mold. In addition, Buyer releases HUD and its agents from any liability associated with either of these substances. The form also advises Buyer to contact a lawyer and have an inspection.
Used when buyer increases deposit. Includes optional liquidated damages clause and escrow instructions. Without use of this form, increased deposits are not subject to the liquidated damages provisions.
Standard residential listing Agreement. Spells out Broker’s and Seller’s duties, and the terms of the listing. Includes a declaration that Seller has the authority to execute the listing Agreement contract. A 2-page Seller Advisory (SA) is attached, which advises the Seller of various issues and legal requirements that may arise during the selling process.
Standard residential listing agreement similar to Residential Listing Agreement - Exclusive with one exception. When the RLAA is used, the listing broker is not entitled to compensation if the seller finds a buyer on his/her own and without the use of a real estate agent. Spells out Broker’s and Seller’s duties, and the terms of the listing. Includes a declaration that Seller has the authority to execute the listing Agreement contract. A 2-page Seller Advisory (SA) is attached, which advises the Seller of various issues and legal requirements that may arise during the selling process.
Standard residential listing Agreement similar to Residential Listing Agreement - Exclusive. However, when RLAN is used the listing broker is only entitled to compensation if the listing broker procures a buyer. The listing broker is not entitled to compensation if another broker procures the buyer or the seller finds a buyer on his/her own. Spells out Broker’s and Seller’s duties, and the terms of the listing. Includes a declaration that Seller has the authority to execute the listing Agreement contract. A 2-page Seller Advisory (SA) is attached, which advises the Seller of various issues and legal requirements that may arise during the selling process.
RLAS - Residential Lease After Sale (Seller in Possession after Close of Escrow)
Used when the Seller will remain in the property after close of escrow. Establishes a tenancy relationship between Seller and Buyer. No Month-to-Month option is included. (Short-term Seller possession occupancies may be documented using paragraph 2 of the PAA (Purchase Agreement Addendum)). It also includes two options for the rental payment, Buyer’s PITI or specific dollar amount. Gives an option for rent and security deposit to be paid through escrow rather than check, cash, etc.
This form is used by buyers when making requests for repairs or other correction of items. It provides a place for seller to respond to buyer’s request. Buyer may accept seller’s response or make a new request. A new request may prevent confusion about which terms were agreed to by both parties.
SA - Seller's Advisory
Provides a list of legal and practical issues for seller to consider when selling property, such as disclosures, contract terms and marketing issues.
This document advises both Buyer and Seller of various factors that may affect the decision to buy, different types of inspections that can be obtained and questions to ask about or research and information to be disclosed. Buyer is advised in each particular section to contact appropriate professionals for concerns. Designed to work in conjunction with local disclosure addenda. This form is not mandated by statute or contract.
SEL - Seller Instruction to Exclude Listing from the Multiple Listing Service
This form will be used as an addendum to the Listing Agreement for those situations where a Broker and Seller agree that a listing should not be submitted to a MLS either at all or for a particular period of time. The form discloses the benefits of submitting a listing to the MLS and contains an affirmative representation that the Seller wants to exclude the listing from the MLS. The form may also be used to satisfy local MLS documentation requirements.
Designed to be used with the financing paragraph of the RPA-CA or RIPA. Contains terms of seller financing and the legally required disclosures. It also grants seller the right to obtain and review buyer's credit report, and requires buyer to complete a loan application.
Useful for "FSBO " properties or those where seller is reluctant to sign a listing. Used to document the agreement of seller to pay compensation if Property sells to a particular buyer. It can be used by seller’s or buyer’s agent.
The Seller Property Questionnaire is a form to be completed by a Seller in an effort to give Buyer a more comprehensive understanding of the property to be acquired. The form does not replace the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement but supplements it. Even though the form itself is not mandated by statute or contract, the first section includes questions that either a law or the contract requires the seller to answer. These questions come from the Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosure form (CAR form SSD) and if the SPQ is used the separate SSD is not needed in the transaction. The four pages of questions can often prompt Seller to remember something about the property that Seller otherwise would not have remembered or may not have considered important enough to disclose. As a result, the form may serve as a helpful tool in a transaction. The questions ask for Seller's actual knowledge not a warranty regarding the property's condition.
This form is to be used as an addendum to a purchase agreement (including the NODPA) when the sale is subject to lender approval because there is not enough equity in the property to satisfy all lender liens and other costs of sale. It applies whether the property is residential or commercial, whether a notice of default has been filed or not, whether the seller is an owner occupant or investor, or whether the buyer will be an occupant or an investor.
SSD - Supplemental Statutory and Contractual Disclosures
Provides for delivery and confirmation of receipt of statutory disclosures and contractual disclosures (such as insurance claims affecting the Property) not provided for in the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS).
TAB - Trust Bank Account Record for Each Beneficiary
Used when a separate accounting is made for each beneficiary. Keeps track of balance of bank account. Provides a form to assist broker in complying with state regulated trust fund handling requirements.
This document gives information about and clarifies issues regarding sales by the trustee of a trust, such as which disclosures the trustee must comply with, which the trustee is exempt from, the obligations of the real estate agent, and other impacts on the transaction.
TAP - Trust Bank Account Record for Each Property Managed
Used when a separate accounting is made for each property managed. Keeps track of balance of bank account. Provides a form to assist broker in complying with state regulated trust fund handling requirements.
This form will be used when an agent working with a Buyer wants to or needs to terminate an agency relationship. It can be used by a Broker whose purchaser is acquiring new construction and the Broker will only be collecting a referral fee, or possibly by a Broker who determines that a prospective Buyer's wants, needs or demands are incompatible with the Broker's standards and business practice and therefore the Broker cannot continue working for the Buyer anymore.
Used to record important transaction information, including contact and other information for buyers, sellers, escrow, selling and listing brokers, lender, appraiser, title and the property.
TDS - Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement
The property disclosure statement required by law in most residential sales transactions in California. It includes Seller’s mandatory disclosure of specified items and any known adverse material conditions, as well as sections for seller’s and buyer’s agents to comply with diligent visual inspection requirements.
TF - Trust Funds Received and Released (Not Placed in Trust Bank Account)
Keeps track of all trust funds held by agent or broker. Whether or not funds placed in a bank account. Provides a form to assist broker in complying with state regulated trust fund handling requirements.
Separated from former PAA form. Used to document terms when buyer takes property subject to tenants already in possession.
TLA - Trust Listing Agreement
Regular listing agreement except seller and signature lines specify that property held in trust.
TPA - Three-Party Agreement
Creates contractual obligations between and among broker, associate licensee and personal assistant. Broker holds assistant's license. Broker pays compensation to assistant if licensed activity is performed.
Identifies person who has authority to sign contract under authority of a trust.
VLL - Vacant Land Listing Agreement
Separated from Commercial, Residential Income and Vacant Land Listing Agreement.
VLPA - Vacant Land Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
Purchase contract for vacant land or lots. Spells out financing clause options. Includes a reference to a manufactured housing addendum when a manufactured home is transferred together with vacant land. Also contains language on seller’s disclosure responsibilities.
This form contains a list of questions asking about the Seller’s knowledge of the property. Since Sellers of vacant land are not required to complete a TDS, this form gives Sellers a place to make material disclosures.