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§ 500-308. Memorandum; add-on sales

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14. Home Improvement Finance Act (Refs & Annos)
Article III. Finance Charge Limitations; Prepayments; Extensions; Refinancing and Consolidations; Add-on Sales (Refs & Annos)
73 P.S. § 500-308
§ 500-308. Memorandum; add-on sales
When a subsequent home improvement installment sale is made, the contractor shall deliver to the buyer, prior to the due date of the first installment, a memorandum which shall set forth the following:
(a) The name of the contractor, the place of business of the contractor, the name and address of the buyer, as specified by the buyer, the location of the premises to be improved, and a description of the goods and services sufficient to identify them.
(b) The cash price of the goods and services which are the subject matter of the subsequent sale.
(c) The amount of the buyer’s down payment, in respect of the subsequent sale, itemizing any allowance given by the contractor, the amounts paid in money and in goods and containing a brief description of the goods, if any, traded in.
(d) The unpaid cash balance which is the difference between item (b) and item (c).
(e) The premium paid for each type of insurance, if any, included in the subsequent sale for which a separate charge is made, a statement as to whether the insurance is to be procured by the contractor or buyer and a brief description of each type of coverage and the term thereof.
(f) The amount of official fees, if any, in respect of the subsequent sale.
(g) The principal amount financed in respect of the subsequent sale which is the sum of items (d), (e) and (f).
(h) The unpaid time balance of the prior contract or contracts.
(i) The amount of any refund credit in respect of the prior contract or contracts.
(j) Item (h) less item (i).
(k) The premiums paid for any additional insurance and the cost of official fees in respect of the prior contract or contracts, a statement as to whether the insurance is to be procured by the contractor or buyer, and a brief description of each type of coverage and the term thereof.
(l) The total principal amount financed, which is the sum of items (g), (j) and (k).
(m) The amount of the finance charge expressed in dollars.
(n) The consolidated time balance, which is the sum of items (l) and (m), payable by the buyer to the contractor, the number of installments required, the amount of each installment expressed in dollars and the due date or period thereof.
(o) If any installment substantially exceeds in amount any prior installment other than the down payment, the following legend printed in ten point bold type or type-written and underlined: This contract (“memorandum”) is not payable in installments of equal amounts. Followed, if there be but one larger installment by: An installment of $........ will be due on ............, or if there be more than one larger installment, by: Larger installments will be due as follows: ............ (insert the amount or amounts of every larger installment and its due date).
The items need not be stated in the sequence or order set forth above. Additional items may be included to explain the computations made in determining the amount to be paid by the buyer. The memorandum need not make any reference to items (e), (f) or (k) if a charge for the item is not included. The memorandum shall contain the statement that the contractor is adding the subsequent home improvement installment sale to the buyer’s existing contract in accordance with the provisions thereof. Until the contractor delivers to the buyer the memorandum as provided in this section, the buyer shall be obligated to pay only the cash price of the subsequent home improvement installment sale.

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1963, Aug. 14, P.L. 1082, art. III, § 308.
73 P.S. § 500-308, PA ST 73 P.S. § 500-308
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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