A Simple Bill of Sale Form can be used to transfer the ownership of personal property from one person to another. It should not be used for the sale of real estate, motor vehicles, boats, or other high-value items. The bill of sale is a legally-binding contract between the two parties. It also serves as a receipt for the item(s) purchased.
The sale/purchase is complete once both parties have signed the document, payment has been made, and the property has been delivered to the buyer. If the item you’re selling or buying is valued at more than $1,000, you might want to consider having the form notarized. This is simply a recommendation and not a legal requirement.
In most cases this type of bill of sale is used to formally recognize a sale primarily for record keeping. If the property is later stolen, the legal document will serve as proof of your ownership, the date of purchase, and the value of the item(s). If you’re not acquainted with the buyer/seller, you might want to ask for identification. The last thing you need is to discover that the item you purchased is stolen property.
This simple bill of sale forms are available in both Microsoft Word and PDF. PDF is by far the more popular format.
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