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IL-Missing signatures on paperwork. Was our mobile home purchase legit?

Chicago, IL |

Only 2 forms of the entire closing package were signed by the salesman: Confirmation of Home Closing and Loan Funding Form (so he could get his comission) and the Serial Number Verification Form (which wasn't physically verified). None of the other paperwork is signed, witnessed, or notarized where indicated. The Purchase Agreement says "Not Valid Unless Signed and Accepted by an Officer of the Company or an Authorized Agent." The (Approved) signature line is blank. Even on the 2 forms the salesman did sign, the signature lines for the Property Manager and Witness are blank; also documents stating to were not notarized.
Was this purchase done properly with all the missing signatures on documents? Can we do anything to void the contract and get out of the purchase?

Attorney Answers 2

  1. We do not have the benefit of the paperwork here. You should take your documents to an attorney and get an opinion.

  2. That is unlikely to work. They likely signed their copies or will sign as soon as you point out the missing signatures. And, they will testify they agree to it. Their signature is needed for you to ENFORCE the agreement against them not to ENFORCE it against you. You can be sure if they present the documents to a Court, they WILL be signed.

    I am not your lawyer and you are not my client. Free advice here is without recourse and any reliance thereupon is at your sole risk. This is done without compensation as a free public service. I am licensed in IL, MO, TX and I am a Reg. Pat. Atty. so advice in any other jurisdiction is strictly general advice and should be confirmed with an attorney licensed in that jurisdiction.

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