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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Just to be clear, what they are required to do prior to closing has not yet been done? If so, what has been their reason for this?
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The seller is required to perform under the contract and 1) perform the necessary repairs which were agreed to and 2) be ready to close on the agreed upon date. If they are unable to do either, they would be in breach of the contract, unless you can agree on an extension of the closing, to give them more time. In a situation like this, they MAY try and give you a credit at closing and have you do the repairs, on your own. This way, they can close and you have to handle the work, if your desire. Now, if they did not do the work up to code and pull permits and there are issues with the workmanship, then you have any problem, since they could be in breach as well. In a situation like this, if it can not be resolved, the remedy would be to sue them for damages suffered and a return of your deposit. She does not have a choice in the matter, if she agreed to the repairs and fix/change these things, so if she does not close today with the work done, you can advise her you will sue for not only your deposit back but the cost of the housing you now have to incur, until you can find a new place to live.
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