Orem, UT asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Arizona

Q: Sold AZ house as trustee via broker, now buyer want money for non-permitted construction, Should broker handle?

Broker paid buyer $25K, Based on Title Insurance. Now buyer want money from estate for additional fees. The sale was 2 years ago.

House was build in early 60s, I am not aware of any modifications made by deceased. I disclosed that I am not aware of any such issues. I have no knowledge of the property. I live in Utah and have only visit property just prior to sale.

Now, There were changes made by the buyer since to resolve these non-permitted issues.

Am I accountability for this? Shouldn't the buyer be working with the Broker on this?

Kind Regards!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: I recommend speaking with a real estate attorney about this matter. You were acting on behalf of the the seller trust and the trust may have liability. Your position should be evaluated by an experienced attorney before you make any decisions.

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