If someone violates a contract they have created a breach of contract. We often hear about a breach of contract involving a general contractor and a home owner where one of the two has not met their obligation as described in the contract. Learn about when it’s appropriate to involve an attorney in a breach of contract issue here.
What are your options when you're selling a home and the buyer puts down earnest money and later delays the closing? Can the seller keep the buyer's earnest money if the buyer has not met his or her contract obligations by delaying closing? Yes, but getting the earnest money requires keeping a good paper trail!
A loan approval letter will generally state that the borrower is approved for a loan and will fund on the loan upon satisfaction of certain conditions. A loan commitment letter will state that a lender commits to fund on a loan upon the satisfaction of certain conditions. Both of these types of letters are routinely used by lenders and most people involved in real estate closings will accept either type.
Real estate contracts spell out the terms for when either the buyer or seller does not meet his obligations. If there's a breach of contract, both parties should review the contract to understand the remedy for the mistake. When a dispute arises relating to a real estate contract, either party has the right to go to court and sue the defaulting party.