Each contract is unique and it depends on the situation. Before entering into a contract, think about what you need for the property to meet your needs. As the Buyer, you want to provide as many “outs” as possible, such as:
The Buyer may declare this contract null and void and have the full amount of his earnest money returned to him if:
- Property is not zoned for his particular use, development, etc.
- Buyer finds the property’s soil to be unsuitable.
- Buyer cannot secure a loan in the amount $____ or more, amortized over ____ years, with interest not to exceed ___% per annum.
- (Anything else you can think of that is important to you as the Buyer, insert as a contingency.)