To answer your question, only an attorney can advise you on what "recourse" you may have; preferably, not the same attorney that is working on the transaction.
To respond to your answer to John, appreciate what you have and don't even think about how it used to be. The past is past - work this deal out and move on.
All the best,
I have put together a zillion contracts that read the included items such as stove, refridge, all window treatments, pool supplies and pool cleaning items... I recently had ONE weird mortgage rep that said the underwriter would not accept the contract with these on the document as they were personal items. The attorney told them they are part of the home sale and were not going to be removed.
I have had same with new construction, reads the same way as yours...
Again, I am not a lawyer but to me, It sounds like it is the mortgage company, not the lawyer or Realtor.
Recourse? Like what a lawsuit? Cash to you? Probably not.
Francesca Patrizio, Broker Sales Associate