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I signed a contract single family home that listed natural

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I signed a contract for a single family home that listed natural gas as heat in the home. As I was attempting to turn on all utilities I kept running into a brick wall in trying to turn on the gas. I inquired through my agent over the course of 12 days to find out if there was gas or not. As it turns out, the seller's agent misrepresented the home. It does NOT have gas. This configuration of the house is not what I signed a contract for. It is one week before closing.
I have sent a Void of Contract (because the contract is actual not accurate as written anyway), but the seller wants to keep my $1,000 earnest deposit. I feel that means that I am being forced to spend money toward a service not rendered. I believe that I should have my money returned.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
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