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I have a real estate contract signed with a reality estate

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I have a real estate contract signed with a reality estate agent and I thought we agreed on a 4 month deal ending in October. The contract the agent just sent me have the number of months at 5 months (instead of 4 months). We agreed to look for a renter during the 5 month. The date was scratched out without my initials to the change to 5 months. Is that change valid?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

No, it isn't. A change to a contract requires the consent of both parties. When something is scratched out and changed, then you both have to initial it. You're only bound by the original 4 month term.

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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 4 months ago.

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