Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: I just purchased a house, the purchase contract said it included "all appliances." They took the washer/dryer. Illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

Based on your facts, this is a violation of the sales agreement (this is not "illegal", but is a civil--contractual--violation). You should start by contacting the agent about this problem. If you reach an impasse you may need to contact a lawyer for assistance. Expect to pay for the legal assistance.

In situation like this the two most common requests/resolutions are either: (1) returning the fixtures per the sales agreement (aka specific performance) or (2) reduction in price based...
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Q: How to ask permission from a website to use their product photos to sell the same products on a different platfrom.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

This type of advice will be best to obtain from a lawyer you hire versus this question and answer blog. You likely need to speak with a copyright attorney and or an international law attorney as your question brings into play both types or areas of law.
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Q: If I signed a contract to purchase land and land was found to be unsuitable for buidling after option. How do i void it?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

Did you include a contingency in your contract which provides for soil suitability for building. That will answer your question specifically.
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Q: Okay so i ma college student that has been told that I will no longer receive a scholarship do to my CGPA

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Education Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 15, 2017

There is not really a way to advise you on your options without being able to review the scholarship documents and the letter or information that you received from the scholarship manager or administrator of the scholarship. Best advice is to communicate with the scholarship program and document your GPA, it could be just a mistake that you got a letter or communication or there could be more to the story.

Also, you may want to consult with an attorney in your area and take to the...
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Q: What legally qualifies as an event beyond my control?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

Please hire an attorney. No way he should ever keep that money if those are all the facts
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Q: make changes to a funeral contract that a former POA made without contacting or asking family.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Probate for Florida on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

Your Father, or you as the current POA should be able to make changes to the funeral contract and should be able to remove her name. I suggest you start by speaking with the funeral home that made the contract, explain the changes that your dad wants and then provide them the information that they request. If the refuse to speak with you after you provide them with your current POA, then it is time to get a lawyer to assist you.
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Q: sign 60mth contract for security alarm. Moved out of state. Is it it voided now?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Arizona on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

When it comes to interpreting any contract, it always boils down to the terms of the specific contract that you signed. With some notable exceptions, the courts and the law tend to stay out of contractual relationships, allowing parties to enter into contracts on terms to which both sides agree. As such, the answer to your question will be found right there in the contract that you signed. A lot of contracts like these (gym memberships, etc), where location is a critical element to providing...
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Q: Can an HOA sue for dues on a time share property that was foreclosed upon 9 years ago through a chapter 7 bankruptcy?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

As a bankruptcy attorney, I can address one issue: So long as your husband remained on title, he was responsible for paying the HOA fees even after the conclusion of this bankruptcy case. If a foreclosure actually took place, but new title was never recorded, he would have remained as the title owner and still responsible for the HOA fees. Or it is possible that a foreclosure sale never actually occurred. I suggest you seek further advice from a real estate attorney.
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Q: breach of contract

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

There is no way to answer this question without first reading the contract.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area and ask these questions of that attorney after they review the contract.
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Q: I have signed a contract on 8/11 for Buying a business location. I want to cancel the contract for misrepresentation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

There is no way to give you advice about a contract online when we do not have the ability to review the contract.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area to get specific advice after the attorney reviews all the information that you reference and the written documents.

Good luck.
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Q: Get Dog Back After Signing Contract

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Wait did you sell the dog or did you gift him? What do you mean you signed a contract? One doesn't need a contract to gift something. If this was a sale and you have no proof that the animal is being mistreated you probably don't have any rights. If you do have proof or good reason to believe that he is being mistreated, then you can call various agencies that check on animal welfare and let them look into it. Dogs can look sad when they are going through a transition. They grieve the...
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Q: Can someone sell a house after they lied to the other owner to get their name off and didn't follow the stipulations

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

You are going to have to make an appointment to talk to an attorney and go over all the details in that consultation. What you have written doesn't give enough information for an attorney to assess the legal issues and this forum is not meant to be a consultation with an attorney, there is no privacy. You can only ask very general questions and get very general answer through any online publicly view-able legal forum.
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Q: Can we break a property contract based on land survey?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

If the contract of sale properly defines what you are expected to get as far as the acreage and the boundaries of the property and the seller isn't giving you just that, then you may likely be able to then terminate the contract.
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Q: If I now reside in VA and I need to provide a certified true copy of revocation of POA that was filed in South Carolina

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for South Carolina on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

It depends. You need to speak to an estate planning attorney like myself about this it could be a simple fix but it also could require a bit more
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Q: Do we need 2 change or amend the real estate contract if sellers are letting us in 2 paint prior to the closing date?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Yes. Best suggestion is to make a simple addendum to the contract to document the minor change of allowing you to paint in advance.
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Q: in Florida.is a verbal agreement, and handshake difficult to prove or get justice when broken?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Your ability to try to prove your case is extemely difficult. Also agreeemrnt regarding land usually must be in writing to be enforceable.

Another misstep was you cannot withhold rent unless you take the correct steps.

I would say that your chances of proving anything in court are slim to none.
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Q: bought a PC from Alienware, wasn't working, took 5 months for replacement, do I have a right to compensation

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for New York on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Your claim is a simple breach of contract. Take the case to small claims court. No lawyer will touch this case, in my opinion.
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Q: Notery lost title for motorcycle. Anything I can do?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Possibly take a small claims court case, for whether the costs are to verify your ownership, and get a replacement title. This is a big pain in the ass, but you set yourself up for it, by circumventing the law that the document needed to be completely filled out. Plus, you should have taken possession. In many states, what you did is a criminal act. Not sure about PA.
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Q: I signed a joint lease renewal early. I want off & my ex will stay. Do I have to honor a renewal if it's not in effect?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

A lease, like any other contract, is enforceable against all parties, and in this case against both lessees (you and your ex). If he is your ex-husband, this should have been addressed in the divorce. If he is simply your ex-domestic partner, you are pretty-much stuck.
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Q: I have been a victim of this. Someone help.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 12, 2017

You need to take your paperwork, and these details to the county district attorney. Your FREIEND is, at best, a swindler. At worst, a common thief.
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