5313.01 Land installment contract definitions.

As used in Chapter 5313. of the Revised Code:

(A) "Land installment contract" means an executory agreement which by its terms is not required to be fully performed by one or more of the parties to the agreement within one year of the date of the agreement and under which the vendor agrees to convey title in real property located in this state to the vendee and the vendee agrees to pay the purchase price in installment payments, while the vendor retains title to the property as security for the vendee's obligation. Option contracts for the purchase of real property are not land installment contracts.

(B) "Property" means real property located in this state improved by virtue of a dwelling having been erected on the real property.

(C) "Vendor" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, trust, or any other group of individuals however organized making a sale of property by means of a land installment contract.

(D) "Vendee" means the person who acquires an interest in property pursuant to a land installment contract, or any legal successor in interest to that person.

(E) "Legal description" means a description of the property by metes and bounds or lot numbers of a recorded plat including a description of any portion of the property subject to an easement or reservation, if any.

Effective Date: 10-06-1980