Q: I sold my house via land contract. If I need to send the buyer a written notice, does a lawyer need to send it?
I inherited a house from my father and sold it to a friend via land contract in 2014. He has payed the monthly payment regularly until recently. The contract states if a default payment continues for 30 days, I must provide notice thereof, delivered personally or mailed by certified mail, that he has 30 days to pay or I can recover the property or foreclose. The contract does not list any further details about the language of the notice. I'm not sure if I can just type up a letter myself and reiterate the contract wording and give a date he must pay by or if there needs to be a bunch of legaleze so I should have a lawyer do it. I'd like to avoid involving a lawyer until absolutely necessary but I also don't want any problems due to a technicality with the notice. Thank you.
You definitely need an attorney. Filing suit for eviction and possession will be critical.
"Foreclose" does not sound applicable, but if it is, you have problems. Lessee will not
leave easily after paying out alot of money, and may sue you in equity. Damage to the leasehold should be expected.
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