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Melissa Lee-…, Real Estate Pro in San Bernardino, CA

tenants stole property that seller said buyers could have, what can i do, we close escrow already.

Asked by Melissa Lee-Uribe, San Bernardino, CA Mon Oct 3, 2011

I was unaware of verbal agreement and buyer didnt say anything during final thru.

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Unfortunately, if there was nothing in the purchase contract and no written agreement between you and the seller, it would be a he said/she said situation. You can bring it to the attention of the seller and maybe they will hold up their end of the verbal agreement and compensate you in some manner but chances are you should count it as an unfortunate lesson learned.

Best of luck to you and enjoy your new home.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 3, 2011
First thing is you should never close on a property unless it is vacant and you are getting possession of the property at closing. Once you close, the problems become yours. Verbal agreements mean nothing, only what is in wroting counts. If you had something in writing, and teh seller broke it, you now would have to sue in civil court. I would have your agent work with the sellers agent to see if they will come to an agreement, if not, and it means that much, you should see a lawyer for teh civil process
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 3, 2011
It sounds like "one of those things".

You can hunt down the Tenants....
You can hold the Sellers to it....
If these things weren't spelled out in the Contract, you probably can't do that.

I would say, move on and forget about it.

Good luck and may God bless
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