Statute of Frauds
- A law which provides that certain contracts must be in writing in order to be enforceable at law. It includes real estate contracts.
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Related Terms and Acronyms
- Bona Fide — Definition,
- In good faith. In real estate, a bona fide purchaser or seller has the legal right to give or receive title.
- Common Law (CL) — Acronym, Very Important,
➥ Laws developed by judges through court decisions and precedent.
- Traditional, unwritten law based on English custom.
- Contract — Definition,
- An agreement between two or more parties that can be enforced by law.
- Contract to Purchase — Definition,
- A document in which a property's buyer and seller approve the price and other terms of the transfer of title. Also known as an agreement of sale, a purchase contract or a sale contract.
- Mis-selling — Definition,
- The act of misleading a client into buying a product or service by deliberately misrepresenting the aforementioned product or service.
- Purchase Agreement — Definition,
- A written promise to pay a specific amount for a property at a specified time. The purchase agreement is a written statement of the offer, which both the borrower and the seller will sign if the offer is accepted.
- Sales Contract — Definition,
- A legal written document that details the agreed upon conditions between a seller and a buyer regarding the sale of a specific property. Also called an "Agreement of Sale."
- Statute — Definition,
- A law established by an act of the legislature.
- Tort Law — Definition,
- Civil law or the laws that govern civil lawsuits.