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I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. Was there an agreed upon price between you and the seller? Was the price accidentally left off the contract?
Contrary to what they say, it does work that way. The reason I say this is because there needs to be an agreed upon price. There has to be a meeting of the minds. If that is not present and did not occur, then you could not have a valid contract and you can break it and walk away. This is not a guessing game. There needs to be an agreed upon price and they can not simply name whatever they want. They could say the home is $50,000 and you say it is $25,000 and unless there is evidence to support what the agreed upon price was, you could have a basis to walk away. The price is an essential element of the contract and it if it missing, it is hard to say there is a valid contract
Was anything stated in the contract about that and how the money would be applied? I ask because if the purchase was a condition to the free space and the purchase does not happen, then you could be liable for the cost, if it was a condition to the rent to own.