Q: Hello. we've just purchased a house (closing was 4 days ago) and a few events make us suspect foul play from owner
Hello. we've just purchased a house (closing was 4 days ago) and a few events make us suspect foul play from owner who has been all along passive aggressive, disappointed with the price the house got sold for. He must have closed the water pump and opened the kitchen sink valve leading to flooding of the basement. We had to call a plumber to figure out what had happened. We can't though prove that the owner had done this but we have a high suspicion. There were other minor coincidences that make us believe that.
A: You may be able to demand an Arbitration proceeding, but that is under California Law. California has different laws than Massachusetts. Under California laws, most real estate purchase agreements contain such clauses. I don't know what Mass. laws say. You should review the paperwork. Good Luck.
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