What is a basic purchase agreement?
A purchase agreement is a type of contract that outlines terms and conditions related to the sale of goods. As a legally binding contract between buyer and seller, the agreements typically relate to buying and selling goods rather than services. They cover transactions for nearly any type of product.
What needs to be included in a purchase agreement?
Among the terms typically included in the agreement are the purchase price, the closing date, the amount of earnest money that the buyer must submit as a deposit, and the list of items that are and are not included in the sale.
What must a purchase agreement contain?
A purchase agreement must detail the property to be sold, identifying the exact address and including the property's legal description as contained in official records of the local jurisdiction. Additionally, the identity of the seller (or sellers) and the buyer (or buyers) must be noted.