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Ely, Counselor at Law
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I am living in a home my grandpa owns he wanting to sell it

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I am living in a home my grandpa owns he wanting to sell it to be buy rent to own contract but ther is things that need to be fixed so it is livable for has . we are not on any contract at all but my aunts and others are doing his contract for him missing with are deal and making has liable for everything even if not agree with what can I do to keep them from interfering with the contract?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. In the end, your aunts have the right to tell your grandfather their opinions. They have free speech to tell him what they believe, i.e. whether what he wants to do is a good idea or not.

You can send a letter threatening to sue for interference with an advantageous business relationship. The elements of a cause of action for tortious interference with an advantageous business relationship are (2) defendant's knowledge of the existence of the possible contract; (3) defendant's intentional inducement of breach of the the possible contract; (4) the absence of justification; and (5) damages resulting from defendant's wrongful inducement of the breach. See Fields v. Cummins Emp. Fed. Credit Union, 540 NE 2d 631 - Ind: Court of Appeals, 4th Dist. 1989 (internal citations omitted).

This would be a weak case however, since they do have a right to their opinion, but the letter may scare them enough to keep away, regardless, if they do not call the bluff.

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