Orange, VA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Collections for Virginia

Q: My question is about who's responsible for a debt related to the sale/purchase of a house in Virginia.

My wife and I bought our house in June 2022, and provided a check for the remaining propane ($750) which should have been given to the sellers. The seller's attorney misplaced the check and is now saying, almost 18 months later, that it's our responsibility to remedy the situation by providing a new check. Is it really our responsibility to do so? We're being threatened with a "warrant in debt" if we don't comply.

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The question is whether the check cleared your bank. If it did not, you never paid the debt. If it didn't clear, you still owe the money.

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