Lexington, MO asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Missouri

Q: Can a buyer walk away from buying our house when contracts have been signed?

We had no contingencies and it was an all cash offer, but the buyer has not provided proof of finances. Buyer also gave us two weeks to move out, so movers have been hired, a new house has been purchased (contingent on current house selling), and suddenly buyer has gone quiet and is unable to be reached.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Go see an attorney to discuss filing suit for specific performance or breach of contract. Based on the facts that you described it sounds like you could assert strong claims. A good attorney will help you assess practical considerations, however.

Anthony M. Avery agrees with this answer

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