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Policies and Procedures (PDF)
Code of Regulations (PDF)
Purchasing Policy (PDF)
Request for Property Investigation (PDF)
Request for Non-Productive Land (PDF)
Tax Timeline Foreclosure (PDF)
Invitation to Bid Form (PDF)
Competitive Bid Form (PDF)
(Some documents have dates that will be updated with each bid. Please select the forms linked to the specific bids to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information)
Below are forms that can be printed out and mailed in/delivered or they may be filled out online. Please call if you have any questions.
The following question is used by the Land Bank to ensure that you have access to appropriate services. The Land Bank supports and complies with all fair housing laws.
Please review the descriptions below that best explains how you intend to use the property after you finish renovating it. You may only choose one of the options, so if you are not sure right now or wish to do something that is not listed below, please talk with our team before completing the rest of this offer paperwork.
The Land Bank takes your commitments seriously. A buyer who is found to have misrepresented the intended use of a home will not have future offers considered and may be banned from future purchases.
Renovate for Owner-Occupancy
Choose this option if you intend to renovate the property and then live in it yourself or with your family. By choosing this option, you will be asked to participate in an independent financial review to ensure you have the ability to purchase, renovate, and sustain your housing costs long-term as the owner. The Land Bank may also request proof of owner-occupancy after renovation before releasing our Mortgage.
Renovate for Resale to an Owner-Occupant
Choose this option if you intend to renovate the property and then re-market it for sale to an owner-occupant buyer. By choosing this option, you are agreeing to make a good faith effort following completion of the renovation work to market the home in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and re-sell it to an owner-occupant buyer before the Land Bank will release our Mortgage
Renovate for a Family Member
Choose this option if you intend to renovate the property and then allow a close family member to live in the home while you continue to own it. By choosing this option, you will need to provide the Land Bank with the name(s) of the close family members who will live in the home, their current address and housing situation, and whether you will charge them rent.
Renovate for Rental
Choose this option if you intend to renovate the property and then rent it to a tenant or re-sell the property to an investor who will rent to tenants. By choosing this option, you will be expected to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local rental housing requirements and the Land Bank will enforce this through our Mortgage. If you do not have an established rental portfolio in Preble County, you may be asked to participate in an independent financial review to ensure you have the financial ability to sustain your rental properties and meet tenant expectations.
If an investor buyer resides more than 50 miles from Preble County, the Land Bank will require the buyer to have owned other homes in Preble County for at least 1 year, to own those homes in an occupied and nuisance-free condition, and to identify licensed local contractors and a local property manager with a track record managing residential homes before the Land Bank will consider the offer. If this policy applies to you, you are encouraged to submit this information with your offer.
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Please describe in detail the proposed renovations to the home and their estimated costs.
If yes, please attach an explanation of your prior experiences and a list of materials to be used.
Please add together your purchase price offer with the estimated renovation costs to determine the total cost of this property.
Please submit written proof of the funding that you will use in order to pay the total costs of the property identified above. You must submit proof of funds equal to or greater than the total cost of the property above for this offer to be reviewed.
(Please check every box where proof is submitted)
(If you need more space, please attach a list of addresses, including those owned by any companies you control.)
Examples include delinquent federal or state taxes, delinquent water bills, etc.
This is a legal Agreement. It is recommended that Purchaser secures the services of an attorney.
1. OFFER. The undersigned purchaser(s) (“Purchaser”) offers to buy from the Preble County Land Reutilization Corporation (“Seller”) the property described above (“Property”) on the terms contained in this offer (“Offer”). Upon delivery of the executed acceptance (“Acceptance”), this Offer will become a legally binding contract (“Agreement”).
2. PRICE. The Purchase Price will be $ payable at Closing in cash, certified funds, or wire transfer in immediately available funds.
3. EARNEST MONEY. Seller does not request and Purchaser will not pay any earnest money as part of this Agreement.
4. FINANCING AND APPRAISAL. This Agreement is not conditioned upon Purchaser securing financing or an appraisal, unless otherwise noted by separate written agreement of the parties. Purchaser must present evidence of liquid funding to the satisfaction of Seller as a condition of closing.
5. CLOSING AND POSSESSION. Closing will be held on or before a date mutually agreeable to the parties and as soon as Purchaser has met, to the satisfaction of Seller, all conditions to closing in this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, closing must occur within 45 days from the date of this Agreement unless extended by written consent of the parties. Possession will be granted at closing, subject to the rights of tenants, if any, as disclosed in writing separately by Seller.
6. INSPECTIONS. Purchaser acknowledges that Purchaser has had sufficient time and access to the Property in order to obtain inspections of the Property prior to entering into this Agreement and no inspection extension will be granted after Acceptance unless by written consent of Seller. Purchaser will be responsible for any damage to the Property caused by Purchaser or Purchaser’s inspectors or contractors during any inspections. Purchaser may make a final “walk through” of the Property within three days prior to closing. Purchaser must provide a written renovation plan to the satisfaction of Seller as a condition of closing.
7. PROPERTY INSURANCE; RISK OF LOSS. Seller may, but will not be required to, maintain homeowner’s insurance on the Property until closing. If any buildings or other improvements on the Property are materially damaged or destroyed by reason of fire or other casualty prior to closing, this Agreement will terminate without further obligation of the parties and Purchaser will not be entitled to proceeds of any insurance payable in connection with Seller’s loss of the Property. Purchaser acknowledges that homeowner’s insurance is the sole responsibility of Purchaser following closing and possession, and Seller bears no responsibility for loss to Purchaser resulting from the lack of homeowner’s insurance.
8. SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA. Purchaser acknowledges that an inspection to determine if the Property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, as determined by the current flood maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is the sole responsibility of Purchaser, and Seller bears no responsibility for loss to Purchaser resulting from the lack of flood insurance, if so required.
9. HOME WARRANTY. Seller will not provide a home warranty to Purchaser.
10. CONDITION OF PROPERTY. The Property includes the land and all appurtenant rights, privileges, and easements, and all buildings and fixtures as are NOW on the Property without limitation. The Property is being sold AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS, and Purchaser accepts the Property in such condition. Purchaser acknowledges that the condition of the Property may include both patent and latent defects and without limitation: structural instability; major system defects, including without limitation defects involving the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, water, sewer, septic, foundation or related systems; and basement moisture, leaks, or flooding.
11. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS. Seller makes no representations whatsoever regarding the existing of any potential environmental hazards in or around the Property, and Purchaser waives any claims against Seller for any harmful effects arising from the Property. These potential environmental hazards include without limitation: lead based paint, asbestos, urea-formaldehyde foam insulation, radon gas, mold or black mold, mercury, or any other potentially toxic substances.
12. DEED. Seller will convey title in the Property to Purchaser in fee simple by a limited warranty deed. 13. PROPERTY TAXES AND CLOSING COSTS. Seller represents that the Property is exempt from ad valorem property taxation, conveyance fees, and recording fees under Ohio law while owned or transferred by Seller, and Seller will neither pay nor prorate any taxes or fees against the Property at closing. Seller will pay the transfer entry fee mandated by Ohio law for the Property. The tax exempt status of the Property will continue following closing for the remainder of the calendar year in which the Property is sold. The Property will be restored to taxable status on January 1 of the year following the year in which the Property is sold. To the extent provided for by law, Purchaser will be responsible for all taxes due and payable against the Property following closing.
14. TITLE. The title and escrow company identified below (“Title Company”) will serve as the title examiner and closing agent under this Agreement. Seller will furnish Purchaser a commitment for an ALTA Homeowners Policy of Title Insurance (or ALTA Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance, as applicable) in the amount of the Purchase Price, from Title Company. The title commitment will be continued to the date of closing and will show record title to be marketable in the name of Seller, free and clear from material defects, liens, and encumbrances except: (a) those created or assumed by Purchaser; (b) those specifically set forth in the Agreement; (c) those liens and mortgages that will be released at (or before) closing and removed from title; (d) rights of tenants as disclosed in writing separately by Seller; (e) zoning ordinances; (f) legal highways; and (g) restrictions and utility easements of record. If title evidence reveals any other title defects, Seller will have thirty days after demand by Purchaser to remove such defects and closing will be delayed accordingly. If Seller is unable or unwilling to remove the defects, Purchaser may accept title subject to such defects or may terminate this Agreement as provided for in this Agreement. Seller and Purchaser will share equally the costs of the title examination, title commitment, and other agreed-upon closing costs.
15. RENOVATION OBLIGATIONS. Purchaser agrees to pass a safety & habitability inspection undertaken by Seller or its agent following closing and no later the number of days identified below in Purchaser’s Renovation Acknowledgments (the “Renovation Period”). The safety & habitability inspection will certify that the plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems are properly installed, functional, and free from safety hazards, that the property is in a nuisance-free condition according to applicable laws and regulations, and that any and all dwelling structures are fit for habitability, as described in the attached Inspection Exhibit. Purchaser grants Seller and its agents access to the Property for purposes of undertaking necessary inspections of the Property until Purchaser satisfies the safety & habitability inspection. Purchaser agrees to comply with all federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations in the course of undertaking renovation work to the Property.
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Purchaser must renovate the Property as a condition of this sale. Purchaser’s renovation work must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and must pass an inspection conducted by Seller at its cost to ensure the Property is safe, habitable, and nuisance-free.
16. RENOVATION ENFORCEMENT NOTE AND MORTGAGE; DEFAULT. Purchaser agrees to execute a Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage granting Seller a security interest in the Property in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars and no cents ($25,000.00) (the “Indebtedness”), until such time as all of Purchaser’s obligations under this Purchase Agreement are satisfied. When Purchaser fully passes the safety and habitability inspection, satisfies all other obligations of local, state and federal law with respect to the Property as applicable, and is not otherwise in Default, Seller will certify that the Property is safe and habitable evidencing completion of the renovation work. Upon issuing such certification, Seller will record a Satisfaction of Mortgage releasing the Property from the obligations secured by the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage.
If Purchaser fails to pass the safety and habitability inspection by the conclusion of the Renovation Period, or after a reasonable extension of time provided in the Seller’s sole discretion, or is in violation of the terms of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage, or is otherwise in violation of this Agreement, Purchaser will be in default of the Renovation Note and Mortgage and this Agreement (a “Default”). Purchaser will be notified by Seller in writing of the defects which have triggered a Default and will be given fifteen (15) business days to cure such defects.
IF A DEFAULT IS NOT CURED AFTER NOTICE AND A REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY TO CURE, PURCHASER’S FULL INDEBTEDNESS TO SELLER WILL BECOME DUE AND PAYABLE, AND SELLER WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORECLOSE ON THE PROPERTY UNDER THE TERMS OF THE RENOVATION ENFORCEMENT NOTE AND MORTGAGE, AND TO PURSUE ALL OTHER AVAILABLE REMEDIES.
In the event of a Default and in lieu of foreclosure or payment of the Indebtedness, Purchaser may convey marketable title in the Property back to Seller, in which case Purchaser will be responsible for payment of any third party liens, encumbrances, penalties, charges, and assessments that have accrued against the Property during Purchaser’s ownership of the Property. Purchaser’s obligations under this provision will be absolute and unconditional without defense or set-off by reason of any default by Seller, or for any other reason. Purchaser agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless for any and all penalties, assessments, and costs that Seller may incur to repossess the Property, quiet title, or evict tenants, whether or not such tenants are in the Property lawfully.
In addition to the events triggering a Default described above, the following events will trigger a Default if such events occur during the Renovation Period or prior to Seller’s confirmation that the Property is safe and habitable and compliant with the Ordinance and without the express written permission of Seller:
a. Purchaser occupies the Property or allows a third party to occupy the Property;
b. Purchaser sells or leases the Property, in whole or in part, to a third party;
c. Purchaser further encumbers the Property with a mortgage, lien, or other interest, whether voluntary or involuntary;
d. Purchaser fails to make property tax payments on the Property when due; or
e. Purchaser abandons the Property, or Purchaser is incarcerated, subject to community control, adjudicated incompetent, or deceased.
Purchaser understands that Seller will keep a security interest in the form of a Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage while Purchaser is renovating the Property and Seller will not satisfy this interest until the Property is safe, habitable, nuisance-free and compliant with this Agreement. Until this interest is satisfied, Purchaser CANNOT occupy, rent, sell, or further mortgage the Property.
Purchaser understands that if the Property is not found to be safe, habitable, nuisance-free and compliant with this Agreement by the end of the Renovation Period identified above, and no extension is granted by Seller, Purchaser will be in default of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage and Seller will have the right to institute a foreclosure action against the Property and pursue all other available remedies.
17. LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL OBLIGATIONS. Purchaser acknowledges that the Property, the renovation work undertaken, or the particular use of the Property by Purchaser may be subject to local, state, and federal obligations, including without limitation: historic regulation, lead-safe compliance, or existing building, housing, health, or safety code orders, and Purchaser will comply with, satisfy, or resolve such obligations, as applicable, under this Agreement. A violation of this paragraph will be enforced as a Default of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage under this Agreement.
18. RESALE ENFORCEMENT. If Purchaser has selected the Renovate for Resale to an Owner-Occupant option on this Agreement and this use obligation was accepted by Seller, Purchaser agrees to make reasonable and timely efforts in good faith to resell the Property to an owner-occupant following completion of the renovation work. Purchaser agrees to market the Property with a licensed real estate agent or under similar means until an owner-occupant is accepted and cleared to close. If Purchaser has complied with this obligation for at least sixty-days after completion of the renovation work and is unable to resell the Property to an owner-occupant because Purchaser: (a) does not receive an offer for the Property at or near fair market value; or (b) cannot close due to an intended buyer’s financial inability following an accepted offer, on request Seller may release Purchaser from its obligations under this paragraph. The Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage will secure the obligations of this paragraph, as applicable, and a violation of this paragraph will be enforced as a Default of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage under this Agreement.
19. OWNER OCCUPANCY OBLIGATIONS. If Purchaser has selected the Renovate for Owner-Occupancy option on this Agreement and this use obligation was accepted by Seller, Purchaser agrees to occupy the Property as an owner-occupant following completion of the renovation work. To enforce the obligations of this paragraph, Seller may request from Purchaser satisfactory proof of residency in the Property. If Purchaser is unable to occupy the Property as an owner-occupant following completion of the renovation work, Purchaser may explain such reasons to Seller in writing and Seller may choose to release Purchaser from its obligations under this paragraph for extraordinary cause shown. The Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage will secure the obligations of this paragraph, as applicable, and a violation of this paragraph will be enforced as a Default of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage under this Agreement.
20. FINANCIAL REVIEW. If requested by Seller, Purchaser agrees to complete a pre-purchase financial review by a designated agency of Seller at Seller’s sole expense. This financial review will determine if Purchaser has the financial means to purchase, renovate, and meet ongoing financial expenses in the Property following satisfaction of this Agreement and the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage. Purchaser’s compliance with this paragraph to the satisfaction of Seller is a condition to closing.
21. MARKETING. Upon satisfaction of the Renovation Enforcement Note and Mortgage, Purchaser grants Seller the ability to place removable signage for a reasonable period in the front of the Property identifying it as a renovated home and a non-exclusive and irrevocable license to publish photos of the Property in Seller’s discretion without further notice to Purchaser.
22. BROKERAGE DISCLAIMER. Purchaser and Seller acknowledge that no broker or agent involved in this transaction has made any representations concerning the Property upon which Purchaser or Seller has relied. Brokers are expressly authorized to provide information to third parties concerning any Seller concessions or other consideration that is a part of this Agreement but not reflected in the Purchase Price.
23. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND UTILITIES. Seller will maintain the Property in its current condition as practicable as possible pending closing. Seller will pay for all utilities to date of transfer of possession, if any, and will notify Purchaser of the date for final readings in order to assist Purchaser with such utility transfers.
24. TERMINATION; SURVIVABILITY. Seller or Purchaser may terminate this Agreement prior to closing with two days written notice to the other party for good cause shown. Good cause includes, without limitation, Purchaser’s unwillingness or inability to honor the terms of the Agreement or Seller’s good faith belief that Purchaser will be unable to honor the terms of the Agreement. If Purchaser terminates this Agreement without good cause shown, Seller reserves the right to withhold review of future offers from Purchaser. This Agreement will survive and remain in full effect following transfer of title from Seller to Purchaser and until all obligations of Purchaser made to Seller are satisfied.
25. GENERAL PROVISIONS. The following provisions apply to all paragraphs of this Agreement: (a) upon Acceptance, this Agreement will be binding upon each of the parties and their respective heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns; (b) this Agreement may not be assigned by Purchaser without the prior written consent of Seller; (c) this Agreement will be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Ohio; (d) time is of the essence in the interpretation and implementation of this Agreement; (e) by signing this Agreement, Purchaser and Seller each represent that they are of legal age and capacity and have all requisite authority to enter into this Agreement; (f) this Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will constitute an original; (g) this Agreement may be executed by the parties, or either of them, by electronic signature; (h) any notices required by this Agreement will be in writing and delivered by any customary means and will be deemed given by actual receipt or two days after delivery, whichever comes first; (i) receipt of any notice required by this Agreement by Purchaser’s agent will be deemed receipt of the notice by that party; (j) “days” means calendar days; and (k) this Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and there are no agreements, representations, or warranties, oral or written, which are not set forth in this Agreement itself.
26. ATTORNEY REVIEW. This Agreement is subject to rescission in writing by Purchaser and Seller after review by their respective attorneys within three days after Acceptance (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays). FAILURE TO RESCIND WITHIN SUCH PERIOD WILL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THE RIGHT OF RESCISSION.
27. ADDITIONAL TERMS. Any additional terms to this Agreement must be attached as a separate writing that references the Property and the parties, and be signed and dated by both parties to be effective.
Purchaser's Signature Date
Seller's Signature Date
Printed Name of Purchaser
By: Adam Craft, President or his designee, for the Preble County Reutilization Corporation
Purchaser's Broker / Agent
Purchaser's Agent Phone
Purchaser's Agent Email
ANY CHANGES TO ORIGINAL OFFER OR THIS PRINTED AGREEMENT MUST BE INITIALED BY SELLER AND PURCHASER TO BE EFFECTIVE.
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