If I sold my 14×70 mobile home about 6 months ago and signed the title over but am still owed $800, how can I collect?

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If I sold my 14×70 mobile home about 6 months ago and signed the title over but am still owed $800, how can I collect?

The price I sold it to the buyer was $7000. She gave me $6,200 cash and still owes me $800. I have her signature on a paper but I signed the title to her because it was on rented land and the landlord would not let her live there if it was not in her name. Can I take her to court to collect the rest of my money or what would you suggest?

Asked on January 12, 2016 under Real Estate Law, West Virginia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, that is how you recover money from someone who violates an agreement to pay you a sum--by suing her. You would sue for breach of contract, and would need to show, by credible testimony and/or documentation, that there was an agreement for her to buy the home for $7,000, that you gave her the title, but that she only gave you $6,200. For $800, suing in small claims court, acting as your own attorney ("pro se") is a good option.


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