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Real Estate Contract Disputes in Florida

Putting Disputes to Rest with a Real Estate Litigation Attorney

A contract of sale for a piece of real estate contains the terms and conditions of the sale, as well as any agreed upon contingencies. Unfortunately, each party’s interpretation of a particular contract provision can lead to differences and it is for this reason that contract disputes remain fairly common in real estate litigation.

Many contracts will include a dispute resolution provision somewhere in the document. In a real estate contract, often mediation is required prior to a party filing a lawsuit. Often, a real estate contract will specify that any disputes between the parties will be resolved by arbitration.

Terms and Conditions in Contracts

Some common issues related to real estate contract disputes are:

  • The failure of the buyer to timely make the earnest money deposit
  • The closing date
  • A seller’s obligation to make repairs to the property prior to closing
  • Items included with the property, such as furniture or fixtures

Possible Issues with Contingencies

A contingency in a real estate contract is a right of a party to terminate the contract within a certain period of time for a certain specified reason.

A few common contingencies you might come across include:

  • Buyer’s financing contingency
  • Buyer’s inspection contingency
  • Buyer’s prior sale of an existing residence
  • Contingency for the appraisal of the property to equal or exceed the purchase price

Let a Sarasota Real Estate Litigation Attorney Handle Your Case

Often, a party’s rights related to a contract contingency are not clear or are in dispute. At The Edwards Law Firm, PL we can assist you in interpreting your real estate contract and resolving your contract dispute.

If you want to have your real estate matters settled without giving up your own priorities, we encourage you to call us today for a case evaluation.

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