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What's our legal position if we paid for a property but never received a deed?

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This sounds like a situation where you did not have a real estate attorney represent you. I assume simply requesting a deed from the owner is out of the question here? If that is the case do you have any type of writing to indicate your agreement with the owner?

Absent a contract and a willing seller/owner you will need to retain an attorney that can explore civil remedies that may be available to you in hopes of getting the property or your money back. This is a good time to note that contracts for the sale of real property need to be in writing to be enforceable. Unfortunately the days of our father’s handshake deals have passed.

Phillip C. Price
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