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Q: We have signed a contract on a home and seller accepted. closing is June 20, 2018? can we change our minds now?

What would be the legal issues that would arise?

Kate Broussard answered on Jun 6, 2018

Yes, but before you do, you should speak with your real estate agent and a real estate attorney about the implications. The legal issues that would arise are going to be contract specific and depend on your particular agreement with the Seller. Typically there are permissible reasons to breach a... Read more »

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Q: Is a residential lease with an error in my favor enforceable?

I applied to live at an apartment complex. My application was approved and I was told I’d have to pay 1 months rent as adeposit. However, when the lease was typed the deposit was put in at a lower amount. Both parties have signed and I’ve moved in to the complex. Can they force me to sign a new... Read more »

Kate Broussard answered on Jun 6, 2018

It depends. You should contact a local attorney and have them review all lease provisions, specifically provisions relating to alterations or modifications. Typically they would not be able to force you to sign a new lease for the current lease term, but they may be able to modify the existing... Read more »

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