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Ely, Counselor at Law
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I have a contract to buy a trailer from Terra Vista Estates.

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I have a contract to buy a trailer from Terra Vista Estates. I am the only one who signed it. it was sent by fax to the phoenix office but I have never received a copy signed by anyone else. Is it a legal contract?
JA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?
Customer: Tucson az I believe 1073...let me look/
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: i am filing a complaint with the dep. of housing over an electric dispute. also they put the trailer in the tax assessers office as me being responsible for taxes and they owed 3 years back taxes/ Jill Yager is a notary and i wouldn't put it past her to get a back dated signed contract copy sent to me after the dep of housing contacts them. i just want out.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i cant think of anything but if you guys want to call you can.(###) ###-####
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times. The answer is yes - it is a legally binding contact. The fact that it was done by fax does not matter - this is allowed and still legally binds the signing parties. Even if you do not have a copy of the final contract, the contract is still binding (normally the seller would give you a copy if you ask). This is true if the matter was faxed to another state.

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