LitaWrites (real_lawyer) wrote,

Cheese Danish Aren't Always Binding

A client called to relate the story of a meeting with the builder of his new home.  Client-buyer purchased pastry at a local bakery and brought it to the sales office for the principals and staff to enjoy. 

While chowing down on the danish, builder-seller was informed by my client he might--just might-- need to postpone the closing date on his buy if the purchasers of his present house are delayed in getting to closing.

“You got it” the builder is said to have replied, and my client was very pleased to report the results of his negotiations.

Ever the legal killjoy, I had to advise him that “oral promises concerning real estate, even if over cheese danish, won't be enforceable in a court of law.” 

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