Sandy Hook, CT asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut

Q: If the sellers attorney forgot to include the reimursent request for the oil in the oil tank at the closing, do I pay?

The sellers attorney requested $450 3 weeks after closing for the 160 gallons left in the tank.

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Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: If seller provided satisfactory proof including the basis for the $450 meaning the oil company bill relied upon for price per gallon and the tank gauge shows that the oil is there yes you should pay. The omission at closing does not remove the obligation to pay. If you do not pay the seller has the right to take you to small claims court and could get a judgment against you. In addition to being able to get a bank execution and place a lien on your property the damage to your credit is not worth avoiding this payment.

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