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Q: Is there any law in Delaware that states how long The LISTING Agent can HOLD an OFFER TO PURCHASE BEFORE PRESENTING?

I have made several offers to Purchase Real Estate and it seems these agents Hold onto these offers until something else comes in. I was under the impression that " TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE "

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 8, 2019

It is impossible for anyone to find out if a Realtor is withholding offers, much less find out how long and the reason why. Think this all the way through: It could very well be that the seller has made it clear they will not accept any "low-ball" offers; and so the Realtor may be holding them--in... Read more »

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Q: We haven’t had water continuosely for a period of 5 months. They wont fix. What are my legal remedies.

Well water, pump in landlords basement. Some days water is off for 13 hours, it’s now a daily occurrence. I’ve mailed landlord a registered letter. Rent paid on time for 12 years. Do I put rent in escrow account? A friend of mine would have fixed it for them, they refused. They are now angry... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 30, 2019

This is not (yet) a legal issue. This sounds like a problem best looked into by your county health department.

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Q: In Delaware, what are the costs of a buyer backing out of a purchase agreement for a home?

Vincent Gallo answered on Jul 21, 2018

The executed Contract should contain those answers.

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Q: Refusal of Contract, What can I do.

For the last 10 years, our company has been manufacturing defense articles under Manufacturing License Agreement with Authorized Company(CPS) in US, However, with the recent revisions to USML categories, nearly all of the items we manufacture have transitioned from USML- to Commerce Control List... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 14, 2015

Ask a DE lawyer to review the terms of the agreement, especially the portions addressing termination. Be well.

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Q: Is a verbal agreement enforceable in Delaware if it was made for 1 yr?

Charles Snyderman answered on May 26, 2013

Your question brings up a doctrine known as the statute of frauds, which provides that a contract that is incapable of being performed in one year is unenforceable.

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