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Your Investment Property | 05 Apr 2012, 12:00 AM Agree 0
A week before we were set to settle on a property, the seller died and my solicitor told me the settlement would be cancelled. We could just walk away, but we considered the sale a done deal and bought materials for a sizeable renovation. What are our options? If we do decide to walk away, how can we speed up the return of our deposit?
  • A real lawyer | 02 Dec 2016, 08:21 PM Agree 0
    Get "proper legal advice" is a quality recommendation. But this is not it. A contract is not "terminated and discharged" by death. Choose your counsel wisely.
  • Aunt Ouiser | 28 Nov 2017, 02:27 PM Agree 0
    Who wrote this article? Someone practicing law without a license? Sage advice from the REAL Attorney! I just did this exercise...Seller died prior to closing. The contract was recognized as legal and binding. The heirs had to sell the home to me even though the price had risen during the year of probate. There are legal avenues and remedies. Assume nothing.
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