Gaston, SC asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for South Carolina

Q: Does for sale by owner real estate transactions require an attorney in SC?

The buyer wants to have a letter notarized that she will be buying the home and is giving money to the seller to do so. She is unable to complete the entire transaction due to time constraints at the moment and would like to know if the notarized letter will hold up in court.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: It does not sound like the so called buyer is actually buying anything. Land is usually transferred between living bargainors by Deed and there are several statutory requirements for a Deed to be recorded and enforceable. She needs to hire a competent SC attorney and forget about the notarized letter joke.

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