Q: If a seller of a home has signed a contract with a buyer, can the seller back out of the deal ?
The seller is 70 yrs. old and on disability and is not able to move. I know he should have thought about this before signing the contract, but he didn't.
An Alabama attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general premise of contract law, such a contingency doesn't generally provide an out. I'm sorry for this sad situation. Maybe review by an Alabama real estate attorney (if one is not already representing the seller) could identify some avenue for negotiation, or convince the purchaser to have sympathy in the event of a breach if it comes to that. But unfortunately, such circumstances, however upsetting, don't generally excuse performance. I hope a means presents itself for this to be resolved compassionately. Good luck
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.