Manchester, ME asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Maine

Q: I owe 875 dollars back rent and she is also suing me for a plane ticket she bought me. We had no lease

I did agree to pay 875 in text

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Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: You likely owe the amount of $875, even without a written lease, because leases can be oral and, as you say, you agreed to pay that amount in a text. It is difficult for me to respond on the plane ticket. What was your and her understanding at the time she bought the ticket? Was the ticket a gift from her to you? Was it understood she would buy it and you would pay her back?

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