Application Receipt Agreement-land contracts

What is an Application Receipt Agreement

An application receipt agreement is a legal document stating that a sum of money which consists of part of a non refundable application fee as well as earnest money or reservation money of a certain sum is received in exchange for the property to be reserved. Incase the application is approved, the property is accepted as per the terms and the funds are then applied towards the move-in costs or towards the down payment incase there is a purchase agreement.

As per the Application Receipt Agreement the management processes applications in a timely fashion and they notify the applicant by either fax, mail or telephone. Incase the applicant does not want to occupy or buy the property in the future or if they do not give the information which is needed in order to process the application or even if they do not pay the amount for move-in and they occupy the property, the entire deposit amount are forfeited as they are considered as liquidated damages as in their stead other prospective purchasers would have been turned away and now the management would need to readvertise the property.

If the application is denied or even if the applicant cannot get secure financing, then the deposit fee as well as reservation amount is refunded except for the out of pocket expenses like the fees for the surveys, inspections or appraisals, credit reports or other fees which are needed for processing. However, whatever repairs and improvement are done to the property, the management will not be responsible for it.

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The Pinnacle Group LLC

RECEIVED the total sum of $_____________, consisting of a $____________ non-refundable application fee and a reservation/earnest money fee of $______________ to reserve the property known as ________________________________ ______________________________________________. The undersigned expressly agree that if application is approved they herewith agree to accept the property under the terms stated below and all funds will be applied toward the move-in costs or Down Payment (in the case of a purchase agreement).  Management will process application as timely as possible and Applicant may be notified of the results by telephone, fax, or mail.  If the applicant(s) change their mind about occupying or buying the above named property OR do not provide the required information immediately upon request to process the application, OR if they do not pay the required move-in amount and occupy the property by the date as shown below, the applicant(s) will forfeit the entire deposit as liquidated damages since other prospective purchasers/tenants may have been turned away and it will be necessary for Management to re-advertise the property and evaluate other Applicants.  The applicant(s) are accepting the property in an “AS IS” condition except for the following: ___________________________________________________________________________________ .  If the application is denied, or Applicant is unable to secure financing, we will refund the reservation/deposit fee less any out-of-pocket expenses such as fees for appraisals, surveys, inspections, credit reports, or any other fee applicable due to processing the application.  Management shall not be responsible for any additional repairs and/or improvements to the property.  However, Management may take care of non-operable items as long as it is reported to Management in writing within seven (7) days from the date of occupancy unless this property is part of our Work For Equity Program, whereby Applicant(s) will be responsible for all repairs.

I (we) declare that the Application is complete, true and correct and I (we) herewith give my (our) permission for anyone contacted to release the credit or personal information of any of the undersigned Applicant(s) to Management and their Authorized Agents, at any time, for the purposes of entering into and continuing to offer or collect on any agreement and/or credit extended.  I (we) further authorize Management or their Authorized Agents to verify all application information including but not limited to contacting creditors, present or former landlords, employers and personal references, whether listed or not, at the time of the Application and at any time in the future, with regard to any agreement entered into with Management.  Any false information will constitute grounds for rejection of the Application, or Management may at any time immediately terminate any Agreement entered into in reliance upon misinformation given on the Application.

TERMS:    Sales Price $ _________________    Scheduled Closing or Move-In Date: ______________________

o Owner Finance at _________% Interest, Amortized for __________ years, with a  ____________ year balloon

Down Payment $___________  Approx. Prepaid Expenses $_________ (1 yr. Hazard Insurance and HOA, 1 mo. escrows)

Approx. Cash Required to Close $____________ Approximate Monthly Payment: $____________ (Includes Escrows)

o Lease with Option To Buy    Total Move-in $ __________    Monthly Rent $__________ Monthly Option $__________

o Rent Only    Monthly Rent $___________        Security Deposit $_____________    Pet Deposit $___________

Other Terms:  __________________________________________________________________________________________


First Payment Due: _________________________

_________________________________    __________________________    ____________________________
Applicant            Date        Social Security No.            Driver’s License Number/State
_________________________________    __________________________    __    ______________________________
Applicant            Date        Social Security No.            Driver’s License Number/State
Management’s Representative      Date