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After the contract was signed and while escrow was pending, the seller was incarcerated.  The buyer is concerned about a successful close of escrow in light of the seller’s incarceration.


May the seller close escrow even while in jail?


See discussion.


Provided the seller has capacity and the terms of his incarceration enable him to sign documents, there is no prohibition against the seller closing escrow while in jail.

Note:  A real estate licensee may not practice real estate while in jail.  See A.R.S. Section 32-2166.