Creedmoor, NC asked in Contracts, Juvenile Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: I am a 17 year old from North Carolina, my parents are thinking of buying a home under my name, is that possible?

1 Lawyer Answer
Cameron Lambe
Cameron Lambe
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It's hard to give an answer based on your question. While contracts made with a minor are generally valid (although the minor can often void them unless ratifying them after turning 18), the contract would need to be made with your consent. If you are implying that your parents are planning to purchase a house using your identity without your consent, then that is an issue. Without additional detail, however, I cannot give a more thorough answer. Please consult an attorney if you have additional questions about your circumstances.

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