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Category: Real Estate Law
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Experience:  13 years experience in RE Law, including LL/Tenant, contractor disputes, comm'l prop. issues
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I live in Hawaii. Sold home about 6 month ago and buyer is

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I live in Hawaii. Sold home about 6 month ago and buyer is demanding repair costs on structural damage(incorrect installation of a wooden beam) they found when the wall was opened to repair something. I've disclosed on "Sellers Disclosure Statement" truthfully.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: State of Hawaii
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Not yet. They are demanding to pay the repair costs.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: This is about it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The buyer is also stating that the sales contract is void and has the right to reverse the sales.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
As to the structural defects, I did not know it was existed because it was hidden.
Expert:  Legalease replied 8 months ago.

Hello there --


Did the buyer have a home inspection before purchasing the house?



Customer: replied 8 months ago.
they hired a professional home inspector.
Expert:  Legalease replied 8 months ago.

Hello again --


Your payment for the telephone call failed (it is an additional $59). If you still want the call you can contact customer service or me at marymeaden at I would be happy to discuss. Otherwise, then the problem is with their own home inspector and not with you. They had the opportunity to thoroughly inspect and the inspector did not alert them to any significant issues so that they can back out of the transaction. You were under no obligation to find hidden defects and if you were not aware of it and had no knowledge of it, then the new owners have no grounds to try to sue you or back out of the sale. MARY