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Hello. My name is***** am a US licensed attorney and I will be happy to answer your question.I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.
What is the amount of downpayment?
Thank you for your follow up.
Do you have a written contract to purchase the property and does the contract state that the property is owned by the seller free and clear of any liens?
Did you address the issue with the seller?
Did you have your contract reviewed by a local attorney before you signed it?
Did you discuss this issue with the seller? If you did, what is the seller's position?
Generally, in similar situation it is important to consult with a local attorney as soon as possible and this local attorney can review all the facts and documents related to the case and can determine whether it would be feasible to file a lawsuit in order to recover deposit that was made toward the purchase, potentially based on fraud and/or material misrepresentation by the seller.
You can find an experienced and skilled local civil litigation attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
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