Tuscaloosa, AL asked in Contracts for Alabama

Q: Do text messages count as legally binding contracts?

Last year we sold some land. It was under the stipulation that we would knock of 20,000 if they deeded 3 acres back to us. This would occur after the sale and when we could get those acres surveyed. This agreement all took place through text. Now they will not deed us the land back. They say we have 30 days to remove all property that we had there or it would be trespassing. We left a lot of property on these 3 acres because we expected to get it back. When we reached out about getting the land surveyed they got an attorney. Will our text messages hold up in court?

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