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Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Real Estate Law
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Given 10 days inspection-buyer then wanted an extra

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Given 10 days for an inspection-buyer then wanted an extra 5 days and i gave an extra two days. INSPECTION OF HOUSE WAS ON A WEDNESDAY A VERTICAL CRACK ON OUTSIDE OF HOUSE .DISCOVERED. STRUCTURAL ENGINEER CAME LAST FRIDAY AND ON MONDAY INSPECTION PERIOD WAS OVER AND SHE CAN EITHER CANCEL OR GO FORWARD..SHE HAS TILL TOMORROW TO GO AHEAD OR CANCEL AND PUT UP AN ADDITIONAL 20,000. i still do not know what the structural engineers report says or if she wants money from me for repair. T he real estate contract is an as is contract for the state of florida. WHAT DO I DO IF SHE WANTS ANOTHER EXTENSION OR ASKS ME TO COMTRIBUTE TO REPAIR. MACK
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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I am sorry to hear about this situation.
It is the seller's decision whether they wish to:
1) Agree to another extension; or
2) Not agree, but put up the money; or
3) One or the other; or
4) Neither, and demand sale of the property as is.
If the seller chooses #4, then the buyer can only opt out of the sale if they can show to the Court (if it gets that far) that the home that they were being sold had this condition "hidden" in some way and that the seller was attempting to sell it without the buyer finding out. THEN, it would be up to the Court to decide.
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Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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