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Buyers have failed to comply with a written contract

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Buyers have failed to comply with a written contract
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 2 years ago.
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem.
Good morning. Would you mind sharing with me what they failed to do or were required to do? Just want to get a little more information about the situation. Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The sellers failed to comply to the contract and the terms with regRding making repairs
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The closing date is scheduled for June 12, 2015, and they have notified me that the repairs will not be done. I'm relocating from a different city and paying hotel and living expenses, in good faith believing these repairs to be done. The property has been inspected on two occasions and the repairs are not completed.
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information. If the sellers agreed to make the repairs and that was relied upon by the buyer and now they are not going to do them or close, they would be in breach. The buyer can then turn around and sue the seller for damages suffered, as a result of the breach. When the home was inspected and these repairs were discovered, the parties needed to agree upon fixing them, at what cost and how it would be handled. If they failed to do so, they would be liable for the damages incurred by the buyer and in this case the hotel, expenses and anything else which was relied upon when the issue came up. Had the seller stated that they would not make them and the home was being sold as is, that would be a different story but based upon what you shared above, they originally said they would do them and are now turning around and say they will not. The contract should also have a damages clause, which should address what options you have as far as recovery for the breach, so make sure you review those, so you know what else they would be liable for. You can make a demand and if they do not settle or close and make the repairs or reduce the price to offset the cost, then you can file suit.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can I hire you to represent me
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry but the site does not allow it. However, you can contact the Texas Bar and I have provided the link below, for an attorney referral.
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 2 years ago.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!