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September 2023 Form Of The Month: OREF C-551 – Notice of Default


No one wants anything to go wrong with a commercial sale. In a perfect scenario, the documents are signed, and the property transfer occurs with everyone satisfied. But not every sale can be perfect. 

If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where you and your client believe the other party has failed to comply with their sale agreement obligations, you may need OREF C-551 – Notice of Default. 

This form not only provides notice to the other party of the issue but also states whether there will be an opportunity to correct or ‘cure’ the issue and, if that is offered, identifies the number of days to correct. When you find yourself in a less-than-ideal situation, it’s good to be equipped with the tools for resolution.  

Do you have an idea or suggestion for a new form or edits to existing forms? We want to hear from you! Submit your ideas to our Forms Committee here. 


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