I had the WRONG warranty deed (my Dad's) with twice the acres it should have shown.
RE agent had no title set up or search and does not know who lawyer was who wrote buyer's
warranty deed. Buyer wants ½ money back due to only receiving ½ acreage.Sale was over 8 yrs ago (statute of limitations?)
This is why title insurance is important. What was the type of deed to the buyer? Quitcliam, General Warranty, or special warranty?
Real estate requires specific performance, if everything agreed to and paid for involved twice as much acreage the buyer is within his rights to ask for half his money back, he would be within his rights to ask that you be required to purchase the other part (whatever the price to you) and give it to him. I would guess that the other half of the property is/was in the ownership of a family member/ sibling/ mother/ step mother since it was all purportedly in your dad's ownership at one time. If you can purchase the other half cheaper than giving him half his money back this would be the way to go.
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