What can I do about the transfer of a deed due to fraud?
Question Details: I was selling half my property to a so-called friend of mine. She was supposed to get a loan and give me $80,000. However, she said that she couldn't get the loan while the house was in my name, so we put it into her name. She then got the loan but refused to give me my money and is now trying to evict me.
Fraud can provide a basis for voiding, or undoing a transaction, such as transferring the home to her name, if you can show that you only did this because she knowingly lied about what she would do. It is also possible on the facts you describe that you may be able to bring claims based on breach of contract (violating the agreement between you--though this is much tougher if there was nothing in writing) or unjust enrichment (unfairly taking some thing she knew she had to pay for without paying). These can provide grounds for recoving monetary compensation.Given the amount of money you indicate is at stake, do NOT try to handle this yourself--hire a lawyer to help you. Getting expert help will be well worth it.