How to calculate the last day of your client’s option period

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01/14/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

How do I determine the last day to terminate under my client’s 10-day option period in the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)?

Since Paragraph 23, the Termination Option Paragraph, uses the word within when describing the time period, Day One of the option period is the day after the effective date of the contract.

For example, if your client’s effective date is January 22 with a 10-day option period, the option period will end on February 1. If your client wishes to terminate under the Termination Option Paragraph, she must provide notice to the seller by 5 p.m. local time where the property is located on February 1.

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Mc on 01/19/2016

Although a pretty simple matter it is often misunderstood and not done correctly.  Thank you for a simple explanation.

jks on 01/15/2016

If you can not count 10 days after effective date, then you should not be a realtor.

JD on 01/15/2016

Ok, blonde moment, nevermind….I don’t know why I was thinking the end of Feb instead of the end of Jan.

JD on 01/15/2016

I’m lost here, there are only 28-29 days in Feb, I think another example is needed, at most this example only gives 9 days.

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