Brighton, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Bought a large plot of land was told old tractor goes with it. Now some one claiming the tractor is his after 90 days

Contract says all personal property left on real property is now the grantors.

This person not the person I bought the property from says tractor is his.

Person I bought property from says tractor went to me in the sale.

He tried to have me arrested for theft but had no proof he ever owned the tractor so now he’s trying to take me to civil court.

What should I do?

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
Answered
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Retain an attorney if you have been sued. But the first part of your question says that "all personal property left on real property is now the grantors." The "grantor" is the seller. If you purchased the property, you would be the "grantee." Perhaps that's a typo - but it would be an important distinction in the analysis. In any event, your purchase and sale agreement will control the terms of the transaction. But again, if you have been sued, you would be wise to consult with a local attorney for assistance.

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