Star City, AR asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas

Q: I have a family member given a notice to vacate from a brother within 10 days. She has stayed at property for 4 yrs rent

Free bc he got up in church and confessed that the Lord told him to give her the house. No paperwork was ever exchanged. Now after 4 yrs he want her out along with her 3 children. Is this considered verbal contract since he announced he was giving her the home. And how should she proceed

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Yes, of course it is a verbal contract. The fact That "the brother" made the statement in church in front of a bunch of people does not turn the verbal statement a written contract. However, there may be another cause of action involved here; but lawyers cannot represent clients through any of their family members. She will have to find a lawyer.

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