assignment sale is the sale – or an “assignment” of a contract to purchase a pre-construction condominium suite. An assignment sale is usually applied to the pre-construction condominium that has not been registered yet, so no one can take ownership of the unit itself. Only the contract can be sold.
When you purchase a pre-construction condominium unit, you will be given an assignment clause/right in the form of a contract. You can choose to sell your assignment before the condominium is even built.
Assignee/Buyer is not buying a property from Assignor – Assignee is buying the “right” to acquire property from a 3rd party (usually a builder)
Assignor assigns its interest and rights in the Original Agreement with the Builder (or original seller)
Assignor assigns to the Assignee its interest in the original “deposit”
Assignee “assumes” and agrees to perform all of the Assignor’s obligations under the Original Agreement
Once the building has been constructed and registered by the city, the ownership will be transferred to the buyer. Until then, it’s just the sale of a contract, but as you will see, there are many advantages to these kinds of sales for both the buyer and seller.