Home Buyer, Los Angeles, CA
The sellers is our neighbor and we directly offer them a price without any broker. Sellers agreed the price, take $10,000 deposit and signed a very simple contract agreed on the price and acknowledged taking the deposit. We then opened the escrow and agreed on closing escrow on July 22. By July 16, we had already have cash in the escrow, no loan. Sellers signed, notaried the escrow document which in the instruction indicated they should pay half of the escrow fee, tax, title transfer fee...those fees that the sellers usually covered. Sellers has returned all documents in July 1. We signed the document on July 22 morning. In the afternoon the escrow company called said seller's refused to pay the fees and do not want to honor the contract. We are shocked and so angry. Sellers said we told them we will cover the fees, however we have never said that and everything is in the contract about what we angered to waive on. The point is they all signed and returned their agreement to the escrow, we are 99% closing the escrow. We don't want to pay extra couple thousand because it is the matte of principle.
I got the feeling that the sellers want to sell the house with higher price and they regret. My question is, can we force them to sell in court? They have signed everything and agreed on paying the fees and now they want to cancel the sale. I have already contacted our attorney but I just want to heara from professionals for more help.