My wife and i signed a contract for the purchase of a mobile home The contract was drawn up by the seller at his home. The next morning we decided to not follow through with the contract. We informed the seller who then took our deposit check and cashed it.The purchase did involve the land that the mobile home occupies. The deposit was not listed as refundable nor nonrefundable, just as "the deposit"
Did this include land? More information is needed. Generally the contract you signed will dictate whether or not he is entitled to keep the deposit. Contact an attorney in your area to see if you have a right to get that money back.
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A mobile home is not real estate unless it is attached/affixed to the land. Therefore, the regulations concerning three-day windows will only apply if you purchased the mobile home to put on your land or on a lot to rent.
In any event, you need to see a lawyer, and soon.
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Generally there is no 3-day (72 hour) cooling off period for most contracts. There is an exception for certain door-to door type sales. You will have to take a close look at the contract for language that allows for contingencies. I agree with the other attorneys here; go see an attorney immediately and let him or her review the contract and anything else that you may have signed.
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Little late to ask this question now unfortunately, since you have already relied upon that proposition. This is a classic example of why pro-se handling of expensive transactions is such a poor idea. As a general rule, there is no 3 day right of rescission or "cooling off" period for contracts where you go to the seller unless your agreement is covered by a statute or has contract language to the contrary. This is something you should know for sure BEFORE you agree to buy anything. You may still have some legal defenses to challenge the sale, but you will need to retain a lawyer to address this issue ASAP, and likely at some expense.
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