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Can we go back and have a case for a verbal agreement?
Unfortunately, the law is pretty clear on this topic under a legal doctrine called the Statute of Frauds. This says that any contract regarding real estate has to be in writing in order to be legally binding. So a verbal agreement for real estate is legally unenforceable..
If you had gotten the agreement in writing, you would be able to enforce it..
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