What are allowable damages for real estate misrepresentation in Massachusetts?

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What are allowable damages for real estate misrepresentation under Massachusetts law? We signed a P & S with the sellers which had multiple items that were supposed to be completed by the seller prior to closing. They did not complete the work and now refuse to return our deposit money.  What are my legal rights?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

Damages for any kind of a claim are always difficult to determine without knowing all the facts. If a claim is filed under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93A, it is possible that you could recover double or triple damages in addition to attorney’s fees. It is important to keep in mind that you will need an expert to testify on your behalf in order to prove your claim.

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Can we get out of selling our house?

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My husband and I have already signed a contract to sell our home. However, we have since changed our minds and no longer want to sell. What can we do to get out of selling our home?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

First of all, you should contact an attorney to see if there is a way to stop the sale from going through. If the agreement does not give you any way to void the agreement, then you need to have your attorney try to negotiate a way to have the Buyer agree to take their deposit back. This is not an easy process, so you need to find an attorney who can assist you in this difficult task.

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