Amending a Land Contract

Like other contracts, an Ohio Land Contract can be amended by agreement of the parties.

This amendment would be a new, separate document that outlines additional terms to the existing contract.

The amendment must be in writing. The amendment should reference the real property that is the subject of the land contract, the date the original land contract was signed or effective, the recording information for the original land contract (the date of recording and the recorder’s recording number or book or page of recording) and clearly indicate what portions or provisions of the original land contract are amended, modified, added or deleted.

The amendment must be signed by both parties, and then signatures must be notarized.

The amendment should then be recorded in the county recorder’s office where the original land contract was recorded.