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I bought a house last year in itasca county, mn. The well was not working. I had three well professionals come an tell me that the house needed a new well. So the seller agreed to pay for a new well and put money's away in escrow for it. So it was all on me to get everything together to get a new well installed. So befor I sign any papers I said that I wanted the same quality of water that the house has because there were absolutely no rust/iron stains in anything like the tub,shower,sinks,and toilet. So the final paper in the agreement said hooked up an in working order. So the well driller,excavator,electrician,and water conditioner company's came an hooked everything up. And the seller doesn't want to pay for the electrician or the water conditioner company. What can I do?
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Hello, and welcome. I'm a licensed attorney and happy to assist.

I'm sorry to hear you're having this trouble with the seller, but happy to say that you do have recourse. If the electrician and water conditioner company were reasonably necessary to install the agreed-upon well, the seller is obligated to pay for them. If the seller refuses to do so, you can bring an action in small claims court for full reimbursement. If it comes to that, you can navigate to your county court website self-help section, which will provide all the necessary forms for your action, along with user-friendly instructions. The law is on your side.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can we talk on the phone?
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The seller lives in Maryland and the house an I are in Minnesota how will this work does she have to come here or would I have to go there?
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Since the house is in Minnesota, the lawsuit, if any would be in Minnesota., If it comes to that, the location alone, should be a good incentive for the seller to pay.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The escrow agent that is holding the money knows that we are in disagreement an is giving the money back to her by Friday.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm really not able to afford that kind of money for that phone call right now:(
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

You can write a letter to the escrow company, and fax it over to insure prompt receipt, informing them of that dispute and demanding that the money not be released back to the seller until the dispute is resolved. Be sure to follow up by phone. That may do the trick. If the money is ultimately released, your recourse would be against the seller in a Minnesota court.

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I hope this helps. If you need additional information or clarification, just let me know. We can continue our conversation here without the additional charge of a phone call. If I have addressed your issue, please remember to leave a positive rating when prompted.

Good luck!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do you think if an attorney wrote a letter to the seller that it would proswade her into paying what needs to be paid without going to court because you an a few other attorneys that I have talked to agree with me an the steps I took todo everything.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm just not that type of person to be suing anyone but if it comes to it I'll file the papers.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

An attorney letter could be very persuasive, and gives the impression of automatic follow-through. It is more likely to avoid court than if you send the letter yourself, but could end up as an extra cost if you do end up filing on your own.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

It's a matter of preference.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The amount of money that is in escrow is over $24,000.00 the driller little over $5,000an excavator$1,100 she agreed to pay for. Electric***** *****ttle over $200.00 an water conditioner little over $3,000 is left to pay.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Sounds like the $3,200 at issue is worth a demand letter and trip to conciliation court, if necessary.

Good luck!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Even if the escrow is over $24,000 one person told me that if over a certain amount I would have todo something different but I'm only going for the electrician an water conditioner.
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Sounds reasonable. Is there anything else I can do for you today?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
just fill out the paper work and send the law office a fax to hold escrow until court?
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Yes.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

If you are initiating court action, you will need to file the summons and complaint with the court, and serve it on the other party.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can you mail it or what does that take?
Real Estate Lawyer: Attorney 1, Attorney replied 2 years ago

The defendant in a lawsuit needs to be personally served. The sheriff local to the defendant will have a civil service of process department that can handle it for you for about $35.00. You would mail or fax the department the papers to be served, along with their instruction form. The instruction form will be found on their website. When you call, the department will direct you, accordingly.

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