The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) made important changes to their promulgated TREC forms listed below.  The listed forms now instruct whether the Owner’s Policy to be issued will include the “area and boundaries amendment,” (also popularly called the “survey deletion” or “survey amendment”), and, if so, whether the buyer or seller will pay for such amendment.
The new contract language reads:
The standard printed exception as to discrepancies, conflicts, shortages in area or boundary lines, encroachments or protrusions, or overlapping improvements:  (i) will not be amended or deleted from the title policy;  (ii) will be amended to read, "shortages in area" at the expense of  Buyer  Seller.
 
The effective date for “mandatory” use of these revised TREC forms was June 1, 2014.  TREC forms that now include instructions as to the “survey amendment” in the Owner’s Policy are:
a)      §537.20 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 9-10, Unimproved Property Contract
b)      §537.28 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 20-11, One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)
c)      §537.30 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 23-12, New Home Contract (Incomplete Construction)
d)      §537.31 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 24-12, New Home Contract (Completed Construction)
e)      §537.32 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 25-9, Farm and Ranch Contract
f)       §537.37 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 30-10, Residential Condominium Contract
g)      New §537.53 Standard Contract Form TREC No. 46-0, Mutual Termination of Contract
 
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