Please help with your suggestions related to legal issue.
I was intended to purchase a used car from private seller and put down deposit of $200. The car is still under finance.
Today, we meet up with the contract of sale. We signed the paper work and about to do the transfer to the bank, my uncle came and we check the car etc he suggest me not to buy the car as we never experience to purchase car under finance. We I told the seller that we don’t buy it and I accept to lost the deposit.
I got home and the seller sms me that he spoke to his lawyer due to I wasted his time so he want me to pay him $2000 as compensation otherwise he will look for legal action. We destroy the contract of sale but still took the photo of that.
Please help to clarify if is it reasonable for the seller ask me to pay the $2000 thought I accept to loose my deposit. On the contract of sale I only put down how much we have to pay and no such conditions.
Much appreciate your suggestions.