Concordia, KS asked in Real Estate Law for Kansas

Q: Two days before closing the seller says she won't sell to us unless we pay her 500 dollars aside. Can she do that?

She wants us to pay 500 dollars of her closing on her new house. I feel like she is holding the house hostage and we have to pay ransom to own it. We have done everything in good faith and have waited 4 months and had closing delayed 3 times. Our real estate agent is pushing us to pay the 500.00

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
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  • Staten Island, NY

A: The contract controls your rights and obligations. Perhaps the broker should offer to pay it?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: You need to read your Contract To Purchase. The seller is probably anticipatory breaching it. This may be a good time to walk away from the deal and buy elsewhere.

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