Mesa, AZ asked in Real Estate Law for Arizona

Q: My mom put $4100 down on a For Sale By Owner Property (based on a verbal contigency to sell her home first in 90 days).

The owner sold to another person and kept my mother's money - how can we get it back for her?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Adam Martinez

Answered
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Generally, if a person is entitled to a refund of funds based on a unfulfilled sale or contingency, and the person owing the funds will not voluntarily return the funds, the person entitled to the funds may need to file a lawsuit against the person owing the funds. In some cases, a legal demand letter may cause the person to voluntarily return the funds.

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