2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 57-26-4 — General requirements of rental-purchase agreements.

57-26-4. General requirements of rental-purchase agreements.

A.     Each rental-purchase agreement shall be in writing, dated, signed by the consumer and lessor and completed as to all essential provisions.   

B.     The printed or typed portion of the rental-purchase agreement, other than instructions for completion, shall be in a size equal to at least eight-point type.  The rental-purchase agreement shall be designated "rental-purchase agreement".   

C.     The lessor shall deliver to the consumer, or mail to him at his address shown on the rental-purchase agreement, a copy of the agreement as accepted by the consumer.  Until the lessor does so, a consumer who has not received delivery of the rented goods shall have the right to rescind his rental-purchase agreement and receive a refund of all payments made.  An acknowledgment by the consumer of delivery of a copy of the rental-purchase agreement shall be in a size equal to at least ten-point bold type and, if contained in the agreement, shall appear directly above the consumer's signature.   

D.     The rental-purchase agreement shall contain the names of the lessor and consumer, the lessor's business address and the residence or other address of the consumer as specified by the consumer.   

E.     The lessor shall disclose to the consumer the information required by Section 5 [ 57-26-5 NMSA 1978] of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act on the face of the rental-purchase agreement above the line for the consumer's signature.  The disclosures shall be made at or before consummation of the rental-purchase agreement. In a transaction involving more than one lessor, only one lessor need make the disclosures, but all lessors shall be bound by the disclosures. If a disclosure becomes inaccurate as a result of any act, occurrence or any agreement by the consumer after delivery of the required disclosures, the resulting inaccuracy is not a violation of the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act [ 57-26-1 to 57-26-12 NMSA 1978].   

F.     A lessor who provides an advertisement in any language other than English shall have rental-purchase agreements printed in each non-English language of the advertisement and shall make those rental-purchase agreements available to consumers.   

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