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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a hail storm chaser. I signed

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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a hail storm chaser. I signed a contract with a
Lanlord yesterday for a office and wear house space. We both signed and I gave him
A check for 3000$. He was suppose to cash the check this morning, and then call me to give me the keys. Instead he calls me and tells that he got a better offer, and the deal was
Off. Can he do this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JA! I will do my best to help you. Please be aware, however, that I am only able to provide information and cannot offer specific advice!


Good morning. The landlord and lawyer are not going to prevail in this situation. Once the contract was signed and a tenant tenders payment, there is full accord and satisfaction and thus a binding contract. The landlord would then be in default if the landlord then enters into another contract for the same space. The aggrieved tenant can sue the landlord for damages and/or specific performance and will prevail based on these facts.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Even though he did not cash the check
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.
It makes no difference that the check was not cashed as long as you tendered it. The landlord then does not get to unilaterally terminate the agreement by deciding not to cash it.