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We are closing on our house tomorrow as we sold it. We made

We are closing on our house tomorrow as we sold it. We made it through all inspections and appraisals with flying colors. The people paid over asking price and it is a very clean offer. We are in a very hot market right now as there is no inventory. The buyers have already scheduled their movers and put deposits down and are VERY eager to get moved in.So, they are doing the final walk through before we move out as they moved up their closing date and even scheduled movers before we even did. Anyway this past Friday a huge electrical surge from a lightning storm hit our house and fried the fan motor engine on our downstairs HVAC. We had it fixed by the best and most expensive mechanic in town so they could get it done in time. We have tested all other outlets and things in our house and nothing else seems to be fried or damaged.They wire us the money for the house by the end of the day tomorrow. Then we move out over the weekend.Legally it will be their house when we are moving out so I am worried if any damage happens they may come back and try to get us to pay for it. My issue also is we moved up the close date and jumped through hoops to make sure we could move out faster for them so it is THEIR choice to do it in this order.So my questions are: should I just take a check instead of a wire so it gives it two days to clear so the house is not fully " theirs" yet while we are moving out ( we hired professional movers but anyone can nick a wall or something ). ? Or should I just take the wire? I guess he paperwork during their closing will make it theirs anyway or not till we have the money in our account? We gave full discloser about the storms causing our A/c unit to go out the day it happened via email to our agent but could they come back later and claim something if they found some other issue from that lightening storm?

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In regards to my last question what is the best scenario for

In regards ***** ***** last question what is the best scenario for us:1. Get it fixed quietly and do not tell about the lightening them hoping the neighbors do not say anything to them ( could take a while for them to get to know them and stuff) I can also ask the neighbors as they are friends of mine .2. Ask our agent what to do? She knows we are mad at her so she might see what she can get negotiated. She seems to be " sorry" but I do not really trust her.3. Tell our agent about what happened in writing so she knows about it and get it fixed and if she does not tell them then it is on her?I agree we need to just fix it and move on but not sure wether to tell them or not? What if they will want another inspection done? They have a VA loan with some " escape" clause so not sure what that entitles them to. Closing date is in 4 days from now. The HVAC people are fixing it Monday as they had to order the parts and the family who is buying it is doing the final walk through the very next day !

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We sold our house and got an okay price, not great ( bad

We sold our house and got an okay price , not great ( bad experience with our realestate agent as she just wants to churn and burn houses the too quickly and did not get a lot of offers for us but our house sold one day on the market and she urged us to take the offer as she kept saying it was so good , come to find out later that houses around us were in bidding wars and she Just told us lies about the comps but that is another story: this market is very hot with no inventory so we know now we could have gotten about 10k more at least).Anyway, to my question: we are set to close in the middle of next week. We passed appraisal and inspection with flying colors.Last night our house got stuck by lightening or it stuck close to our home as it fried the downstairs HVAC fan engine (800 to fix). And it fried my internet modem. So now we need to fix the downstairs HVAC system and then move out I guess right? I mean do we have to fix it? We already passed inspection and appraisal and these people are getting a very good deal on this house. We even have to move on very inconvenient days ( my husband and I have missed so much work due to these people wanting to move in this house so fast ( they are in a lease situation ). Can I ask them to pay for the repair or just not make the repair ? Would that be illegal? This all happened after inspection . Could I negotiate it somehow. I just feel with the price they are getting and how badly they want this house and we did so many repairs before we even put it on the market - we just do not want to sink anymore money in this house. My agent knows I am super bitter about her representation of us ( she listed our house during spring break week , we did not know any better due to us not having kids yet but she should have known that would reduce foot traffic, she is the expert not us). I told her point blank we were not happy with her service and asked her to lower her commission which she will not do.So do I technically need to fix that fan engine? Can I use it to negotiate ?

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I'm renting a house and the A.c. went out in August of last

I'm renting a house and the A.c. went out in August of last year when it was still hitting 90 degrees outside. The property management company didn't offer any type of relief as far as window units or fans while I went out and purchased my own so my 12 month old daughter didn't die of heat stroke. They didn't consider it an imminent dangerous situation and took over 3 weeks getting quotes and finally installing a new unit. They did not give me concessions on rent and still won't telling me that I should have gotten my renters insurance to give me rent credit. That it's not their problem.

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Tina, 7000 Hearth Lane, Macungie, PA 18062, Yes we have a

Hi Tina,JA: Where is the property located?Customer: 7000 Hearth Lane, Macungie, PA 18062JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes we have a lease agreement.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: To what extent is the landlord responsible for the maintenance of the heating/cooling system and all appliances that are also in the home?

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We just put our house on the market and we got a good clean

We just put our house on the market and we got a good clean offer and was under contract after 1.5 days on the market before our open house ( so we canceled it as the offer was over asking by 5k).Anyway, this just happened Sunday ( the contract) and now they already want to do the inspection this Friday before their earnest money is due. Their earnest money is due on the 31st and our inspection is scheduled the 31st at noon. This couple only looked at the house once and really went to bat to get us to take it off the market before the open house.We have lived in this house 10 years ( we built it) and taken good care of it but hope these people who are wanting to buy are just not using this fast inspection as a way to make sure they still want the house or to take a second look since they only saw it once. It is a very hot realestate market and things go fast here. they have until the 9th of April to do the inspection. Should I demand the earnest money first? Or am I being paranoid? They did sign the contract but they are first time homeowners . Please advise.

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My client doesn't listen and doesn't read anything and then

My client doesn't listen and doesn't read anything and then complains that I didn't explain things to her and it is my fault she didn't understand something. Canshe sue me?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Only real estate transaction documents and she signed things she later says she didn't understand and that I forced her to signJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is my first time selling a mobile home

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I am currently in construction with my store in westbury. I

I am currently in construction with my store in westbury lI. I hired a HVAC & Heating contractor to install the a/c system and heating system. I informed them they had to be licensed to do work in the Village of westbury or town of north hempstead. They told me they knew what they had to do etc. They gave me a quote for the job and asked for the initial down payment of $7200 for permits and materials.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: However the job was for upstairs and down stairs. I explained to them before they excepted the job that we would do upstairs 1st. Then proceed to the basement where they would have to do the heatig registers etc one the construction was underway in the basement. Westbury Long Island NY 11590JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: They finished the HVAC put in cealing registers in back of store and demanded the balance owed. I explained to them the job was not done and I will glady pay you once it is according to the quote I was given and was paying off of. They then said they would take me to court. which they did. However the heat was not working and is still not working which has prevented us from being able to do any kind of work in the store during the winter. And the landlord informed me the company never pulled the permits to do the job as quoted in the initial down payment. which puts me in violation of my lease if the land lord wants to inforce it. we went to small claims court on dec 5 for 5k and their company postponed becuase she was missing some paper work. She told the mediator and mself they pulled the permits however - she has not sent me copies of them Now yesterday the land lord said they liened the building. which violates my lease againJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: how can the put a mechanical lien for a job that is incomplete

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I sued my home builder in small claims court in

I sued my home builder in small claims court in Pennsylvania, represented myself and lost (October 2016). I then put a complaint on Yelp, basically what I had said in court, below. Owner called me and said it was libel, the part about not providing storm doors, paved driveway, exhaust fan, and utility sink - because it was in the contract, even though they didn't actually tell me this in words. I got disconnected from him because as I mentioned my phone does not work so well. I called back but it just went to their general number answering machine as it was just after 5PM. Anyway I removed the review. Do you think he can/will he still sue me. Here is review - "They promise you a lot but they don't tell you what you don't get. Like no paved driveway, no storm doors, no kitchen exhaust fan, no utility sink in the basement. These used to be standard on all new homes. There is also a 'new home smell' for at least 2 years. You'll need the auto exhaust fans they put in the bathrooms, or keep the windows opened even in winter. Insects enter the home through gaps in the siding, door and window frames, and roof, which are not well sealed. They also use a fly-by-night HVAC contractor who takes your money then declares bankruptcy. Beware!" Thank you.

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