There is pressure in Washington to abolish the forfeiture remedy from real estate contracts. Eliminating forfeiture would cripple the real estate contract and thus provide a disincentive for sellers to finance sales of their property. This result would be economically unsound and in conflict with the public policy in favor of promoting home ownership. Instead of abolishing forfeiture, the Washington State Legislature should amend current legislation to provide a more sensible and certain forfeiture remedy.
Thomas L. McKeirnan,
Notes and Comments,
Preserving Real Estate Contract Financing in Washington: Resisting the Pressure to Eliminate Forfeiture,
70 Wash. L. Rev.
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