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We have an offer to purchase on a house with the purchasers

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We have an offer to purchase on a house with the purchasers renting the house while they get their financing. The contract ends at the end of November this year and they decided that they would move out of the house and not pay rent. We have given them reduced rent for ten months now with the remainder of the rent due when they get the financing. What course of action do we have. The house is in Alberta Canada
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

So are you saying there was a firm offer and an acceptance of the offer and now, not only do they owe you money but they said they are not going to adhere to the agreement and close the deal?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

You can sue them to comply with the terms of the agreement and for the rent that they owe you.

At the same time you are required to try and mitigate your damages so you have to do all you can to sell the house again. If you find a new buyer the current purchasers will be liable to you for any costs you incurred in finding these buyers and any damages you suffer so if you have to sell the house for less, for example, they will owe you the difference.

And of course they owe you what rent they still owe that has not been paid.

Does that help as a starting point?

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Expert:  Debra replied 10 months ago.

Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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