How can a seller legally break a lease just because their engagement was called off.?

Asked by Stevan Culp, Wichita, KS Wed Jun 27, 2012

No where in the contract that was signed by both parties did it state such a stipulation!!! How is it the buyers fault that the seller no longer has a place to go?

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John Chaney, Agent, Overland Park, KS
Wed Jun 27, 2012
Sometimes you just have to treat others how you would want to be treated.
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Donald Edwar…, Agent, Wichita, KS
Mon Jul 30, 2012
Legal questions should always be answered by a lawyer. Best advise is to spend a few dollars with a qualified real estate lawyer and have him or her look at the actual language in the contract.
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Patrick Fiel…, Agent, Plano, TX
Wed Jun 27, 2012
Did you mean a lease or purchase contract? It would seem you meant a purchase contract.

There are many conditions and contingencies with most real estate purchase contracts, but I feel confident assuming that romantic relationship continuity is not included in any state's promulgated contract.

The terms are legally binding, and if the seller does not perform as agreed, the buyer may seek a legal remedy (and vice versa). This can involve a law suit, or mediation, or any other remedy as provided for in the contract or by state law. Hasn't your broker provided guidance on your possible recourse? You can always seek legal counsel, but is it worth it? Only you can make that decision.

All the best!
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