A conditional contract is a binding agreement that requires the buyer to acquire the land as soon as certain conditions are met. The most common type of the condition is the granting of a satisfactory building permit. “Conditional precision cases” determine the date on which the contract becomes unconditional, the date on which the buyer must fulfill his contractual obligations and conclude the purchase of the land. An option agreement is a legally binding contract between two companies, which outlines the responsibilities of each counterparty to the other company. An option contract is a contract that gives a party the right to purchase land or land often linked to a specified period of time. This agreement often binds the seller, but does not bind the buyer, which means that the buyer has the freedom to decide whether or not he wants to buy without having to give a reason. As more and more landowners across the region market their land for development, option agreements are becoming increasingly popular for structuring agreements and attracting interest from potential developers. We are looking at some key options. Louise Norris, partner in our commercial property team, explains what an option agreement is and why the parties to the purchase of land want an option. A developer may agree the purchase price with the landowner at the beginning of the option contract. This means that it is the security of upfront costs and developers may end up paying less than the market value. However, each price is often subject to the deduction of unforeseen costs. The options are extremely versatile instruments.

Traders use options to speculate. This is a relatively risky investment practice. If you speculate, buyers and option authors have conflicting views on the performance prospects of an underlying security. Others use options to reduce the risk of holding an asset. An option agreement is a contract by which a company gives a buyer the opportunity to buy new shares in the future. The question of whether an option amount should be paid at the time of the exchange and, if so, the value of the option to be paid is being negotiated. Perhaps you would also like the country to be evaluated. They will want to pay as little as possible, but a seller will no doubt demand consideration for the option that limits the seller`s ability to manage the property during the option period. If the developer does not obtain the necessary building permit for the development of the land, it is unlikely that the developer will make use of the option and therefore the sale of the land will not continue.

Option agreements allow developers to explore (and exclude) the possibility of acquiring land for potential development, without having to. Therefore, the option period and the option fee should be carefully reconsidered to reduce these risks. The conclusion of an option agreement does not guarantee the sale at the end of the option period. This is a risk to the landowner, as he will enter into an agreement for several years that will prevent the owner of the land from selling the property to other interested parties, with no guarantee of a sale at the end of the option period. The option period is the period during which you have the option to trigger the option and continue to purchase the land. You must send the owner an “option note” on which a security deposit is normally payable and a binding contract is entered into.