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My father signed a contract to live at Eskaton Village

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My father signed a contract to live at Eskaton Village Carmichael. He passed away and we are still required to pay the $4,500 monthly fee while they try to sell his cottage there. Is there any point we can get out of this contract if it doesn't sell soon or at least keep the remainder of the estate from being affected? We've lowered the price twice. It's now listed for $ 129,000. My dad's lawyer told us we cannot settle the estate until it sells.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  J. Warren replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today! It will take me just a few minutes to type a response to your question. Thanks for your patience!

My condolences on the loss of your Father. Unfortunately, I would have to agree with your Father's attorney. You can breach the contract but then the estate would be subject to a lawsuit for the breach and would likely result in further delay of the settlement of the estate.

It would be nice if you could rely on the compassion of the village for at least a reduction of monthly fee or suspend the payment for a certain amount of time. Legally they do not have to do this as you know and I realize that is frustrating along with seeing the estate reduced.

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