I made a verbal agreementment with my brother to rent one homes in Fl. I pain 6 mo.rent ahead of time. And arrived 2 months early, to check things out, I soon realized I wasnt adjusting to the climate and was Ill most of the time. I never moved into his home. I gave him 30 day notice and said I couldnt do this, I want to go back to co. He said, because I breached the agreement he didnt have to refund me any monies he received. Can he do that.. I just want to know for future decisions..and to keep our relationship intact.
The verbal agreement is enforceable as long as it is complete on all its terms. You dont explain that sufficiently in this fact pattern, so I cannot really answer that. If the agreement became impossible to perform and he was aware of that, he may not be entitled to retain all the money, but only a portion associated with his actual damages. Your brother right? Ending up in Court wont be good for that relationship.
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