Carryover Clause

Business / Real Estate / Carryover Clause: A carryover clause (often referred to as a safety clause) may be contained in a listing. It provides that a broker is still entitled to a commission for a set period of time after the listing has expired if the property is sold to a prospect of the broker introduced to the property during the period of the listing. A clause stating such conditions for payment might read: If within 90 days after expiration of the listing agreement, the property is sold to or exchanged with any person who physically inspected the property with the broker or any cooperating broker during the listing period and if the broker gave the seller the name of such a person in writing within five days after the stated expiration date of the listing agreement. The owner should disclose to any broker seeking a listing whether there are any expired listings. Unless careful disclosure is made of any extender clauses in such expired listings, the owner could be faced with a claim for commissions from both the former broker who showed the buyer the property and the new broker. In many states the extender clause is revoked once the owner relists the property with another broker.

Market Out Clause

Business / Finance / Market Out Clause: A clause that may appear in an underwriting firm commitment that releases it from its purchase requirement if there are negative securities market developments. MORE

Multicurrency Clause

Business / Finance / Multicurrency Clause: An agreement in the case of a Euro loan that permits the borrower to switch from one currency to another currency on a rollover date. MORE

Multiple-Listing Clause

Business / Real Estate / Multiple-Listing Clause: A provision in an exclusive listing for the authority and obligation on the part of the listing broker to distribute the listing to other brokers in the multiple-listing organization. MORE