Many sellers and buyers of real estate may not be aware that there have recently been a number of changes to the standard form of the real estate sale and purchase contract. These changes are now effective in the current ninth edition 2012 form of the agreement, which is used in the current standard form of the agreement in all residential, commercial and commercial transactions. This article specifically deals with a new clause in the current exit clause 9.3 of the Terms and Conditions, which specifically refers to the issuance of the reports of the owners. Contrary to what has happened so far, there is now a mandatory contract formula that must be taken up by both buyers and sellers with respect to issues arising from a report by the buyer`s contractors. Prior to the current edition, buyers who conditioned their agreements on the approval of a project management report often received their report from a person of their choice, whether it was a certified construction inspector, a registered contractor or even a layperson or family member, on the construction expertise of the buyer. There was no requirement defined in the earlier form of the contract, which must carry out the inspection of the buildings, what form the report should take, nor was there a formal mechanism for what was to happen if a buyer did not approve the results of his report and what rights a seller might have in such a situation. Note, however, that the ninth edition is still in circulation and that some agents and buyers/sellers involved in private sales continue to use this edition, which remains valid. There are a number of important changes in the latest edition that contain additional changes/requirements regarding: financial conditions There is now a requirement of clause 9.0 of the agreement that if the agreement is subject to financing and the buyer avoids the agreement due to the non-receipt of the financing, the buyer must make a satisfactory statement of the reasons with supporting documents, immediately at the request of the seller. Many commentators (and undoubtedly frustrated real estate agents) felt that this gave buyers an unfair advantage when they tried to terminate a contract on the basis of construction reports. At the time of termination, dodgy sellers often remained available to them without recourse or transparent means to ascertain whether the purchaser had in fact acted in good faith or had reasonable reasons or reasonable reasons to revoke the contract.