Pre-Contract should not mean Pre-Attorney. Some homebuyers do not hire lawyers or wait to hire a lawyer before they sign a contract because they want to save money. As buying a home is the most expensive purchase that most people make, they should protect themselves and their investment by hiring a lawyer before committing to buy. This document, presented by some real estate agents, should be indiscriminately qualified as an offer to buy, a unilateral sale contract or simply a price offer and should be treated with caution. Its main feature is to hire the buyer and not the seller. There are a whole series of searches that can be carried out against a property that can reveal all kinds of information (or risk!), but the four standards that the majority of mortgage lenders must perform are: The amount indicated as a down payment may vary, but usually ranges between 10% and 20% of the house price. Once you are satisfied with the report and we are pleased that the financing is available (and if you have a sale that the sale is also ready to go), you will be obliged to sign the contract so that the exchange of contracts can continue. From the sale agreement through the real estate agent to the exchange of contracts by your client, we therefore call the “pre-contract phase”, since the contracts have not yet been formally concluded, but everything that is said or more important has been written up to this point is before the contract is binding and it is nevertheless treated as part of the overall agreement. Or if the seller accepts offers from several potential buyers, the seller can make sure the bidders are serious. By requiring bidders to conduct their basic review before making an offer, the seller may require the buyer to waive these checkpoints in the contract. The result may be a very limited limitation of the scope of the due diligence audit, which will both speed up the transaction and make it more difficult for the buyer to change his mind. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, Doutor Finana also recommends including in the contract a termination or termination clause that should describe how and to what extent the contract can be terminated.