Cleveland, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: i sold a house for 25000 dollars i got 4900 dollars i was told the money went into escrow was i suppose to get that back

it was a water bill lien on the house but no mortgage or a tax lien.

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

A: You'll have to check with the title company or escrow agent that handled the closing to determine the terms of the escrow and obtain an accounting of funds in the escrow account and any amount used to pay the water bill and any other unpaid claims against the house. Or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to make that inquiry and advise you.

Warner Mendenhall
Warner Mendenhall
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  • Akron, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: A water bill lien could do that. It sounds like a lot. I would ask the water department to show where that amount was justified. The title company will have a complete accounting of payments on liens. Look at your closing statement.

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