Sacramento, CA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: My husband and I were bying a single wide trailer from some people my husband new for 8000. We gave them the 8000

The next day they changed there mined. When I went to get my money they said they were keeping 2000 for a deposit witch we paid them in full there was no deposit and for the storage they rented to store there thing. First there was no deposit and second they forfit the sale why should I pay there storage

2 Lawyer Answers
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: From these facts, I agree with you. File in Small Claims for the return of your money. Of course you have all of this written down as a contract of sale, setting forth all the terms, because $8000 is a lot of money to you and you would not pay $8000 without a written contract. Why didn't you have an escrow?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I hope you were not defrauded. If the purchase was agreed to, then you can file a lawsuit for specific performance. Since the amount is too low, you can go to small claims court. Watch judge Judy first, so you will know what to bring to court, Best of luck,

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