If a seller has a contract with a buyer and all subjects are removed and the buyer has put a dumster on the front lawn and has started doing some

Asked by Nyssa, Canada, KY Sun Mar 14, 2010

things to the yard before the closing date without permission. Is this a good enough reason to get out of the contract? is there any way out?

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Sun Mar 14, 2010
Talk to your attorney - but I think you have a case - the property is yours and the buyer has no right to have the dumpster there or do be doing anything to the property until the transfer of title, unless you have agreed to this.

By all means talk to your attorney - something is not right.

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Carl Guild, Agent, East Hampton, CT
Sun Mar 14, 2010
The Buyer should not do anything to the house until they own it. Unless the seller has agreed to letting them do something. But normally the Buyer would have to sign a "hold harmless" that holds the Seller harmless for everything! DEFINITELY consult your attorney. The seller still owns the house until the closing, and in this case it sounds that Buyer is moving too quick!
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Alan Strange, Agent, Westminster, CO
Sun Mar 14, 2010
Check your contract and speak with a real estate attorney. There may be a clause about changing the condition of the property before closing. It does sounds like some kind of standard has been violated but speak to a professional in your area to be sure. Good luck.
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