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Q: If an offer of a free piece of land is made and accepted through Facebook marketplace is it a legally binding contract?

I recently made an offer on a piece of real estate through Facebook messenger. The conversation quickly turned hostile on his end but, eventually, the seller offered the land for free and I accepted. I am wondering if this is considered a legal contract. I, the buyer, am in louisiana and the seller is in Texas.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Without the passing of consideration, there is no contract. There are many reasons that you cannot enforce the alleged contract such as the Statute of Frauds. No Court will entertain such a suit, and it might be a scam against you.

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