Paragould, AR asked in Real Estate Law for Arkansas

Q: I live in AR. I purchased land from a lady who now refuses to transfer deed into my name.

I have lived on the property for 4 and a half years. Once i had paid her the asking price in full (approximately 2 yrs ago) thats when she informed me of her desire to "keep that land in my family and give it to my grandson upon my death". But i paid her in full. Ive known her my entire life and have called her my aunt since birth however we are not related by blood......i have nothing in writing indicating any sale or anything of the like but i have faith that if confronted in a legal setting such as court that she would admit to selling the land to me. WHAT DO I DO??

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo

A: Her tendering the deed to you is instrumental in effectuation for the transfer, so as of yet you didn’t purchase the property.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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