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When is a contract not a contract?

If a contract on a house is signed 'subject to finance, building and pest inspection', what does that actually mean? If the buyer wants to pull out of the contract, must they provide proof that they were not approved for finance? And how much needs to be wrong on a building inspection before the contract can be broken? I guess what I'm trying to ask is, is a contract just to protect the buyer, or does the seller have rights too?
posted by superfish on Sep 24, 2013 - 16 answers

 

Real estate: can our seller back out of the contract since we were late in satisfying a Notice to Perform?

We're in escrow on a house in southern CA, and were recently the unhappy recipients of a Notice to Buyer to Perform (or more accurately our realtor was, by email.) We got the contingencies lifted but did not quite do so within the 48 hour period dictated by the form, and now the seller wants out. Can they now back out legally? [more inside]
posted by contraption on Oct 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Bait 'n Switch

I either need to drop it or get a lawyer. Tell me which one. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Aug 24, 2011 - 32 answers

Realtor only not really

A real estate agent waited until the night before showing us some properties to send us two contracts to sign. One states that he's not a buyer's agent, he's a "non-agent facilitator". The other would, if we sign, grant him the "exclusive right to locate or procure real property" for us until the end of the year. Question A: is he trying to screw us? Or is this sort of thing normal, or at least reasonable? Question B: assuming this is reasonable, what's the practical difference between a facilitator and a buyer's agent? [more inside]
posted by ook on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

Contractual protection for renters in a house that might be sold?

We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
posted by lalochezia on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

What *should* have the seller have told us about the water well situation?

What does full disclosure really mean in a real estate sale? [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Lease AFTER moving in?

New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Speeding Up the Sullivan Co. Real Estate Closing Glacier

Buying a house in Sullivan County, New York. Need your best recommendations for people to work with (lawyers, title folks, inspectors)... [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Feb 17, 2008 - 0 answers

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