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Howard Allen Cohen

Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. I had a real estate contract and financing in place. The seller asked me to wait untill he could find a place to put the assets

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Howard Allen Cohen
    1 lawyer answer

    In Florida, the general rule is that non-written agreements to sell or purchase real estate are not enforceable. However, you wrote that you had a written contract for this property that "expired." It may be possible that the oral statements or agreements between you and the landlord-seller extended or revived that contract. Note that the general statute of limitations for a written agreement in Florida is five years, and this period is only one year to obtain specific performace, that is, a...

  2. Real Estate

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Howard Allen Cohen
    1 lawyer answer

    You did not state where this property is located and I cannot provide legal advice for property outside of Florida. However, in general, instlalment sales land contracts such as you describe are usually enforceable but lack many significant protections for the buyers, including immunity from liens against the seller. Please let me know where this property is located so I can state a more useful answer. Please note that this situation is complex and no legal opinion can be expressed...