Posted by Rob FL on January 17, 1999 at 10:57:22:
…dictates that all real estate contracts MUST be in writing. Unless the buyer is somehow in occupancy or has made significant improvements. If the seller has paid for all the improvements, then the buyer is almost certainly out of luck. You may want to doublecheck this with an attorney, but I am almost positive their response will be the same unless your state laws are different than most others in the country.