Is it legal to sue,.....
Legal questions are best answered by lawyers.
the crucial question should be....
I want to sell or buy a home and I want to sue someone.
When you walk into a real estate attorneys office and the attorney sits you down and says so what seems to be the problem? in an adult charlie brown voice someone explains wah wah wha wah.
The attorney thinks wow ten days do they realize this is going to cost them 25 times the issue and take over a year? should I give this person a doctor to see so the doctor can prescibe prosac? Should I charge them a $5,000 or $10,000 retainer to send send out a letter. How far is this person going to go with this?
What I am trying to say is this. Sometimes things take time. Perhaps cooler minds may prevail. Just think how well your life may be if you let it go for the time necessary and enjoy yourself at work. As opposed to carrying a grudge, try to solve problems instead of creating problems. You may want to understand something. Selling or Buying a home has a fair amount of stress. There are a lot of spokes involved in making a sale happen.
can a seller charge the buyer for the delay? they can try. they can ask. they can sue. What they are trying to do is make it happen. Lean back and look at the whole picture. Even HUD charges buyers for delays. If the delay happened and you are the buyer, and it is your fault think maybe I should compensate. Blaming the agent? how is that a factor? Usually it is the buyers loan that slows the process. Did you get all the info to your lender BEFORE you started the home buying process or after? There is way too many people in the mix to really figure out who but usually the buyers lender has the crux of the issue. This is why Realtors like to suggest GOOD LOCAL LENDERS as opposed to that online lender you found or bank teller who was asked to do loans because Shelley went on a cruise that week.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992