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I am a seller and the buyer backed out with bogus inspection claim and wants to terminate, had his lawyer send me note to sign his earnest money back to him immediately. what are my options? I am in Hamiltion Co. Cincinnati, OH
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Did the purchase contract have an inspection contingency that allowed the buyer to terminate for any reason after an inspection?
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What do you mean by a bogus inspection claim?
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Is the report falsified or are you disputing the noted problems in the report?
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