The Due Diligence Period for one of my listings expires today, and I received an email from the buyer’s agent this morning requesting . . .

Legal Q&A | Is the contract effective if a termination form and an extension request arrive in the same email?

QUESTION: The Due Diligence Period for one of my listings expires today, and I received an email from the buyer’s agent this morning requesting an extension of the Due Diligence Period. The email also said that if my seller does not agree, his client will terminate. There are two forms attached to the email: a signed termination on Form 350-T and a signed due diligence extension on Form 4-T.

My seller wants to put the house back on the market and has decided not to sign the Form 4-T. However, when I notified the buyer’s agent, he said his client has changed their mind and we are still under contract. He believes the termination he sent this morning is not effective because the email was intended only to present a choice to my seller. Are we still under contract?


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