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the builders, are saying that they are not willing to fix the problem because I signed the blue print. I am not an architect or an engineer. Their person wrote the plan and stated what we needed for the island to fit properly. They have not given a closing date but stated if I do not show up at closing they will sell the house. What are my options?
Welcome and thank you for your question. If you can attach a copy of your contract we can see whether you would be in breach of contract if you do not agree and do not close.
Do have a leg to stand on yes or no?
I wish it were that simple. It depends on what you agreed to in the contract. I would be looking for language that would show the builder in default and hopefully benefit you as the purchaser. As a general rule builder contracts are pro the builder and not advantageous to the purchaser.
There are other avenues that you can take if they are not following State Law requirements. There are consumer protection laws.
Believe it or not, after 27 years of practicing real estate law, most builder contracts provide the builder with leeway for a "mistake" depending on the nature of the mistake. Perhaps this builder has a copy of their contract online.
It will be interesting to see the language. Take your time I will be online for the next few hours.
Were you able to find a copy of the contract? I can also provide you with a link for local attorneys that provide free consultations as a new is a very important purchase I want you to be protected.