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Ssharp1854, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY

can you or your lawyer be sue if a contract was sent to you but never sign because the I the buyer was no longer interested?

Asked by Ssharp1854, Brooklyn, NY Wed Jul 17, 2013

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This IS a legal question, however, it is one that we deal with on a regular basis as real estate agents. If the entire situation is that you were sent a contract, which you may or may not have agreed to verbally, and you did not sign it, then you have no contract, and not committed to the purchase. No one can make you sign the contract. However, the question was, can you be sued? Sure.. People can bring a lawsuit for crazy reasons. Bringing a lawsuit, and winning a lawsuit, though, are two different concepts. And people who sue can be countersued. Still, frivolous lawsuits cause expense to the defendant. If you have reason to think that the other party might sue you, by all means consult an attorney to understand what your options are, and whether or not you should be concerned in this situation.
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Consulting an attorney is the best way to go, but in my years of experience if a contract is not signed, it is not enforceable.

Good Luck!

Leon Rybner
Relocation Specialist, Builder and a Licensed Real Estate Agent
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
You really should be asking your attorney the question....
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