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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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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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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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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.
It's a matter of preference.
Sounds like the $3,200 at issue is worth a demand letter and trip to conciliation court, if necessary.
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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.
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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