Our mother who is 80 yrs old is selling her home of 50 yrs. She is of sound mind but is anxious about this process. We feel her realtor has not given her time to make decisions and shows up with paperwork to sign. A P&S has been signed, now an agreement to do ALL the work detailed in the inspection. Her home is dated but is functional. we have concerns the realtor is pushing the sale and perhaps knows the buyer. Do we have any recourse? The inspection agreement was signed yesterday. Is there a 3 day law to void this contract or is that only for the buyer?
State/Country relating to question: Pennsylvania
I talked to the realtor last weekend and requested that the inspection information be emailed to me. This was never done. he has had my sisters email as well and was asked to send any of the contract info to her. She has not received anything!
Thank you for your question. I am a Pennsylvania licensed professional and will do my best to assist you with your concerns. If you would like me to clarify my answer, I will be happy to do so.If I may ask, closing did not take place yet, correct? What expressly are you attempting to stop from taking place? Also, do you have a Power of Attorney for your parent?
No the closing has not taken place. No we do not have power of attorney. At this point we feel the price for the property was fair but AS IS with no additional cost to my mother. We expressed this to her (and no one was there to verify this..we 4 children all live a distance from her) but she was led to believe by her realtor that this "was not a good idea" or not possible?!. Our desire is that she pay nothing further for updates..example she has 100 amp Electrical service, the inspection suggest this be updated to 200 amp service.The realtor brought the inspection deficits to my mother with no discussion of what was required or necessary.. she has signed last night to do it all!! can this document be voided..or what is our recourse beyond expressing our severe disappointment to the realtor in his lack of supporting our mother's best interests.
Thank you for your follow-up, JenniferThe reason I asked about a Power of Attorney is because without such a document the agent is free to ignore your requests or the requests of your sister. Either of you are deemed to be strangers to the transaction and have no inherent rights to review the paperwork and documentation until and unless your mother formally tells the agent to deal with you and to provide you with what you are seeking. You yourselves have no recourse here due to the reason stated, but the mother can claim mistake and refuse to perform the requirements that the buyer is requesting. There is no 'right of rescission' here, the moment she signed she is bound by the terms because she is legally competent to make decisions, but she can still choose to not perform if she sees the requests as being too intrusive and otherwise unfair.Good luck.
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