Quincy, MA asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania

Q: I sold a camper with a bill of sale AS IS and the buyer a few days later stated he went and got an attorney

I would like to know what I can do on my end when I did nothing wrong. There was visible water damage and the person who bought it accessed the damage before saying if he was purchasing or not. After that being done he then asked if I would take less and I said yes and then he said good that way I can now put money into the camper to fix the damage. Now days later he keeps messaging me harrasing me calling me a liar etc... So I want to know as to what I'm to do. He says he also filed a police report because I guess the water damage in the camper now has mold and we had no clue of any mold as we have used this at our seasonal campsite. Also he does not know of my address or anything to where I'm located and only knows my first and last name. When will I be served with papers if this is the route he went? I have messages also proving him saying "This is already a done deal I already bought the camper"....

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Ask him for a copy of the police report as first step, if it really exists

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: This is a civil dispute. I would not worry about the irate customer's alleged "police report" because the police do not (usually) get involved in civil disputes. However, if the irate customer looks long enough I am sure they will find some local lawyer to try to get all their money back and return the moldy camper.

If the irate customer does file a lawsuit, the issues will not be as easy to defend as you want them to be. The customer will probably say you told them that there is no mold or other serious problem other than the obvious water damage. So you will have to deny you said it--and then try to use the "as is" sale as your only defense.

Conclusion: If the irate customer hires a lawyer and sues you will either (1) have to hire your own lawyer, or (2) try to defend yourself without legal assistance, or (3) concede and void the entire deal.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: It's unlikely that law enforcement is going to get involved in a civil dispute arising from the sale of a trailer.

Tim Akpinar

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