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Can I get compensated from a verbal agreement?

I worked for a man as his maintenance man for 5 years we had a verbal agreement it would be deducted from the property I have cared for and reside in for the last five years. Now remarried his wife is trying to sell the house out from under me a lawyer sent me a letter to vacate the house. I have done $10,000 dollars of work on this property, always being on call for him and hi...

04/15/2011   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Texas   |   #24649

Can I Enforce an Oral Promise of a Deceased Person in Florida?

Owner of property dies caretaker is promised a portion of property verbally for paying taxes what rights does the caretaker have because it was a verbal contract.

01/08/2011   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Florida   |   #23974

How can I recoup funds from improvments made on my rental since it has been sold?

I'm a 20 year tenant on a month-to-month rental agreement. In a verbal agreement the owner said 10% of rent would credit as downpayment to the day he decided to sell to me. I made $50,000 in improvement thinking I would own the place eventually. He died, someone else out bid me and the property sold. I want to ask for the 10% of the rent money paid since the verbal agreement. A...

05/04/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: California   |   #16563

Am I entitled to a lien on the property even though the contract was oral?

I entered into a oral agreement with my 8 year live in relationship girlfriend when we resided in Texas to purchase her relatives home to remodel and sell for profit for both of us. Since then she has backed out of the sell deal and is keeping the home for herself, originating from a loan that she acquired through fraudulent means (8 times reporting of her income) attempting ...

04/29/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Texas   |   #16429

If I did not sign the lease am I still responsible for payment of the lease?

If we agreed on the verbage or contents of a 9 month home lease agreement and didn't actually sign the lease, are we responsible to pay rent for the duration of that lease. Also, we never moved into the home in question.

04/13/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #15977

What is it called when an entity trys to bill for an amount that is false?

What is it called when an entity trys to bill for an amount that is false? I know fraud is the simple answer. But is there another term when there is a business involved specifically when a verbal agreement was previously made. I have a company billing me for work after the fact for removal of rock and soil. The verbal agreement was that we would give them the extra site spoils...

04/11/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Arizona   |   #15954

Is there a way I can Enforce an Oral Promise to Pay Debts of the Deceased?

My Aunt passed away recently with debts up to ying-yang. Two of her properties was transferred to a person (not family) via 'Quit Claim Deeds' with a verbal agreement that this person will pay her debt. It never happen. Being the trustee in her will, how do I go after this guy who now probably had sold the properties to someone else? Is there anything I can do at all or am I w...

03/02/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Arizona   |   #15420

What are the consequences of ending our lease early when we were told it would not be a problem?

We are leasing a commercial office from our attorney. When we signed the 5 year lease, we asked her if for some reason we were unable to honor the lease for the 5 years would she hold us to the lease. She said at the time she would not, so we signed the lease. Now when we need to get out of the lease for financial reasons due to the economy she says she cannot let us out of t...

02/09/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Washington   |   #15208

Is an oral contract legal and binding?

If the tenant and landlord have a verbal agreement that the tenant will install new carpet at the termination of the three-year lease does this constitute an oral contract and a legal amendment to the written Rental Agreement under Hawaii law?

01/29/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Rhode Island   |   #15096

Is an oral contract legally binding?

I entered into an oral contract with a bar owner to take over a kitchen in his bar to provide food for the customers. The bar owner said he wanted to open on a certain date and I bought equipment and was ready to perform before that time. The bar owner didn't get things done in time, so he put off the time of opening to the last week of December. I changed my holiday schedule a...

01/15/2009   |   Category: Contracts » Oral   |   State: Nevada   |   #15005
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