Lakeland, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Now, we changed our minds and LGI Homes is refusing to give us our money back. Can they legally do that?

My husband and I looked at LGI Homes this past week. They asked us for a deposit to secure the house they are building. $1000. The sales rep said it was refundable. They said we have to go through the application process and be turned down for credit reasons to attain our money back. If we just sign a cancellation paper, we would not get our money back.

Related Topics:
3 Lawyer Answers
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No way to say for sure without first reading the documents you signed. Best advice is that you need to go see an real estate attorney in your area to go over this situation.

  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree with my colleague, the answer depends upon what you signed. There is no way to advise you in a web post without reviewing the documents. If you are relying on an oral promise, it won't get you out of the Contract, but it may give you a basis for other claims. Best of Luck! Jennifer

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The documents you sign govern so you would need to read them or hire an attorney to review them.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.