It may be legal. Does the contract allow for email notification? Was it made timely. We usually give a reason why we are cancelling a deal so the other side won't say that the cancellation was made for illegal purposes like discrimination against race, religion, etc.
You hired an attorney. You should ask him these questions.
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it sucks but its not worth 1 second of your time to fight , worry, re think, complain or anything.. move to the next one and consider it a blessing..something better is around the corner.. blood presure kills people
Americorp Real Estate
If the seller's side gives you a reason, they are limited to a certain list of reasons, and you may have the opportunity to address their reason and they would have to accept. However, in most contracts agents use, an attorney can simply invalidate the contract without giving a reason. I believe that has to come from the seller's ATTORNEY though; I'm not sure if the requirement changes if the seller himself attempts to cancel the contract.
If you working with a realtor (which you've mentioned you are), then what is your realtor saying? What advice are they giving you? You say that you are planning on talking to an attorney. Does this mean that you haven't been working with an attorney while you've been under contract?
All the Best
Dave & Lisa