Q: If I bought a house from somebody and paid 95% of the home but the person did not have the deed yet and use my money to
To give them the rest of the money which was $900 and they went ahead and sold it to somebody else behind my back but I have been living in the home for over 5 months and the person that sold me the house had already had somebody come to the house once before with a gun and basically threaten my life and say that she was going to buy the house from him and I had to call the police while he was on the phone and then just recently had five guys come over and tell me that they had just purchased the home from the guy that I was supposed to be purchasing it from and I have been living here for 5 months and have done a lot of work to it because when I moved in everything needed done it needed new plumbing new pipes everything what can I do about it and how do I go about trying to gain legally ownership of my property that I've been staying at and already paid 95% off which the house was $5,000 and I paid $4,100 and I have receipts showing that I paid that from the person that I got it from
A: In Michigan, an agreement to purchase real property must be in writing to be enforced in court. This may be a problem if you file suit to enforce the sale agreement.
A: The person whose name is on a deed owns the house. If that's not you, and you have no written purchase agreement or other writing evidencing a transfer of ownership, your issue may be with the person you've been paying, not the people who supposedly now own the house.
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