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I signed outdated real estate forms. Does that invalidate the contract?

The forms have been updated and revised according to trec website. It appears that the forms are the same, but have a different date. Does that matter

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March 04 2012 - Houston
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Buyers and Sellers can use any written contract to conduct a transaction. 
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July 19
The training we're getting in Texas says yes they are valid if signed, but using them greatly increases the agents liability, and put us at risk for a state investigation.

If you're wanting out of the deal..ask your agent for the cost of canceling it.

 
 
 
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July 19
Although the revisions have minor changes, the realtor should always use the revised forms. It protects all parties involved in the transaction. If an issue arises during the process they will go by what you signed and not grant you what the revision states.
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July 18
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@lrh8869:   Even with a property disclosure, the buyer should have an inspection.    I'm sorry to hear of your mother's difficulties with her new home.
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July 17
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my mom is94 she just bought a house the condition report was dated april 2013 that's the date when the previous owner had purchased it claims it had no leaks now she has mold and water leaks there was no new cond repo for October when she did buy it
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July 17
Are you talking about the one that just went into effect March 1? If so and you signed your contract before March 1 on the then-current contract, if all other terms are legal, then the contract itself is, too. I've seen a lot of agents who are really old school use contracts from years ago. While it doesn't seem right or responsible, it probably is still enforcable. Did you question the date at the bottom of the contract when you signed it? There are so many variables here that the person best suited to answer your question would be an attorney.
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March 05 2012
In very few cases would that invalidate the contract. It could if, for instance, new legislation required that certain provisions be included. Or that certain disclosures (lead paint, for example) be included, and weren't.

Even then, lots of contracts will specify that if one provision is deemed unenforceable, the other provisions remain intact.

As for forms that appear the same but have a different date--that wouldn't matter at all.
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March 05 2012
I am not an attorney, but I've been a Realtor for over 20 years.   You signed and agreed to the contract that was presented to you with the terms and conditions that it contains.  Forms get changed one or two times a year.  A contract does not become unenforceable simply because the a newer version becomes availailable.  If that happened, it would reak havoc on the all executed contracts (listing, buyer rep, sales, etc.). 
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March 05 2012
I agree with Joseph.  The changes are usually minor, but Realtors are usually charged with using the most updated promulgated forms, but I don't think it makes the contract unenforceable or invalid.  You WILL need to consult an attorney for specific legal questions. 
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March 05 2012
Probably not.  Which ever contract you signed is likely enforcable. Chances are the new version probably only has minor changes and may not even affect you.

Of course if you are truly concerned I would consult with an attorney.
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