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Q: We bought a house through a verbal agreement with the owner and are wondering if there is a contract to take to them ?

We have already payed the full amount for the house but we have no contract saying it is our property. The seller claims that their lawyer will take until march for any documents to be signed because the buyer has no social security number but does have an ITN number.

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: Real estate is required to be purchased through a written document (no oral contract). If a lawyer is involved in this transaction they should know that. Also, if you paid the full amount for the house then all that should be needed for you to have proof that you own the property is the quit claim deed. It sounds like you may be getting taken advantage of so I would recommend contacting an attorney. Best wishes!

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