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New C.A.R. Forms Update Live on June 24th

During the week of June 24th, 2019, C.A.R. will release one of the most significant standard forms updates in years. This update consists of 16 updated forms and three (3) new forms. Many of these updated forms will supersede the current versions in circulation; we recommended that you familiarize yourself with the new forms to best serve your business and your clients. Because some of these forms are major updates, please advise your clients about the updated forms.

As the new forms are released, MAR will be updating this page with simple, easy-to-follow guidance about how to use the new forms and differences from the old forms. Additionally, MAR will roll out live sessions covering the new forms and online resources to help you familiarize yourself with the new forms. 

These forms will only be available through zipForms® Plus. MAR will have printed copies available for use at the MAR Offices and will make printed copies available to member brokerages as soon as we can once the forms are released.

Please note: C.A.R. no longer monitors the legal validity of any prior form version and the C.A.R. User Protection Agreement only applies to the most current version of a form. See https://www.car.org/zipform/standard-forms/user-protection-agreement for full text of the User Protection Agreement.

This chart is a quick summary of the new and revised standard forms scheduled for release the week of June 24th, 2019. For further information, please refer to the C.A.R. web page at: https://www.car.org/zipform/standard-forms/summary-forms-releases-chart/June-2019-Forms-Release. Please note that this list is subject to change.

June 2019 Forms Release Quick Summary 

Form Code

Form Name

Replaces

Brief description of form/how the form was revised

OK to use prior revision

PAPA

Purchase Agreement Probate Addendum

NEW

Addresses unique terms related to a property in probate (conservatorship or guardianship) and can be used as an addendum to any purchase agreement for any type property being sold through probate

N/A

PVR

Photo and Video Agreement and Release

NEW

A general release protecting real estate licensees use of images for marketing of property as well as promotion of real estate licensee and their business

N/A

WDFA

Wildfire Advisory

NEW

Addresses major concerns and issues of buying or renting property in wildfire area. Form puts buyers and tenants on notice and provides contacts for additional information

N/A

AS

Seller's Affidavit of Nonforeign Status

6/17

Accommodates and clarifies the procedure where Qualified Substitute can obtain seller's tax information without also having to put such information into the AS form provided to buyer

Not recommended

AVID

Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure

11/13

A new optional checkbox has been added to reference an addendum if needed for additional rooms or locations not identified in the AVID

OK

BIE

Buyer's Inspection Election

11/13

Language added explaining that the intended use of the form is between buyer and broker and not a contractual document between buyer and seller. Buyer instructed they could lose inspection rights if not done timely

OK

BIW

Buyer's Inspection Waiver

4/8

Language added explaining that the intended use of the form is between buyer and broker and not a contractual document between buyer and seller. Language clarifying a waiver that applies to additional investigation recommended by other reports.

OK

BNA

Buyer (or Tenant) Non-Agency Agreement

4/2

Language added to make the form apply to tenants as well as buyer

OK

MT

Modification of Listing, Buyer Representation or Other Agreement between principle and broker

4/13

Title change to make form easier to locate in zipForm and added provision regarding commission negotiability to assure enforceability of an increase in compensation

Not recommended

 

NTT

Notice of Termination of Tenancy

11/12

Language modified to clarify distinction between use of 30, 60- or 90-day notice. Delivery section modified to assure that required steps for substituted service and post/mail service are complied with

Not recommended

POSA

Buyer Pre-Occupancy Storage Addendum

12/18

Language added to obligate buyer to pay for damages caused to both seller's real and personal property

Not recommended

RCSD-B

Representative Capacity Signature Disclosure (For Buyer Representatives)

6/16

Form reformatted so that buyer representative needs sign only once even if the same form is used at the time of the buyer representation and purchase agreement. Added language for when the buyer is a representative appointed by the probate court.

OK

RCSD-LL

Representative Capacity Signature Disclosure (For Landlord Representatives)

12/16

Form reformatted so that landlord representative needs sign only once even if the same form is used at the time of the listing and lease agreement

OK

RCSD-S

Representative Capacity Signature Disclosure (For Seller Representatives)

6/16

Form reformatted so that seller representative needs sign only once even if the same form is used at the time of the listing and purchase agreement

OK

RCSD-T

Representative Capacity Signature Disclosure (for Tenant Representatives)

12/16

Form reformatted so that tenant representative needs sign only once even if the same form is used at the time of the tenant representation and lease agreement

OK

RFR

Receipt for Reports

12/18

Paragraph added for tenant estoppel certificates

OK

SNA

Seller (or Landlord) Non-Agency Agreement

4/2

Language added to make the form apply to landlord as well as seller

OK

TA

Trust Advisory

12/18

Reformatted so that trustee needs sign only once even if form is used for the listing and purchase agreement

OK

TIP

Tenant In Possession Addendum

4/12

New language added giving buyer right to prevent seller making proposed changes to existing leases or tenancies

Not recommended

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