Kent, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: How do we get escrow money back?New owner hasn't used for septic system,hasnt even inspected it.Sold home over year ago

We sold our home over a year ago. We had to put money into escrow incase the new owners had to replace the septic system. They were to wait 30 days after occupying the home before they had it inspected. It has yet to even be inspected and they have been living in the home more than a year. How do we go about getting our $20,000.00 back since they have not intention of replacing the septic. The home is in Geauga County, Ohio

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the home sale contract and the escrow agreement and advise you of your options. You might have to sue the buyer and the escrow agent.

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