Check back in your purchase contract. All terms of your "Final Verification of Property Condition" should be stated in the contract.
Start there. Your realtor should be able to help you with this and you might also want to get the Broker's involved as well.
All the best,
If the selling agent works for a reputable brokerage your agent should be able to go to their broker/manager and sort this out. Ask your agent to get their manager involved if needed.
While it is not legal to deny a Walk Through.
One has a claim only if there is an Issue or the Condition of the property is not the same as when it is Purchased. The sellers dont care whether you Close the Deal or Cancel the contract.
Likely the Value has gone up, so they are stirring the pot, and maybe if you are a first time
buyer, you are nervous.
if this is a Short Sale dont bother.
I am not an attorney.
Do you still want the property?
Regardless of the cause of this action it becomes imperative to get the brokers involved.
The brokers can impress upon the seller the costs they will very definitely incur if they fail to perform at this point. It serves no purpose to list those costs here, but the will total a punitive amount.
Presenting such an ultimatum can result in abuse of the property. Try to avoid a 'scorched earth' outcome by suggesting an incentive. Consult your agent.
The professionals involved are your pathway to success.
Ruth, the first responded suggested a motive that may be in play. Hopefully you did nothing to create that outcome.
The purpose of the Verification of Premises is 1) to make sure the property is in essentially the same condition as when you put forth your offer and 2) verify that any agreed repairs, corrections or modifications were made. This is usually done before signing your final loan documents and wiring your funds to escrow.
You have an absolute right to view the property. Have your agent's broker contact the listing agent's broker immediately to arrange your final walk through.
Best of luck,
If they are giving you a hard time about this, I would get the Brokers involved. The brokers run the offices where the agents are working. That should take care of the issue.
Randy has provided the best answer!
There is no State Law I am aware of (if there was I expect the CAR legal team would have referenced a CA Civil Code number); however, if the Seller disallows the contractual "Final Verification of Condition" walk-thru they are in breach of contract assuming the CAR Residential Purchase Agreement was signed by both Buyer/Seller; and furthermore, assuming no bi-lateral modifications to the RPA regarding the "Final Verification of Property Condition" wording.