East Saint Louis, IL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Missouri

Q: In Missouri, what recourse do I have when the home builder is not ready for the contractual closing date?

Contact signed in December 2020 with the June 9, 2021 closing date which is plenty of time to build a 1600 sq ft home. The builder is doing several trades himself so he doesn’t have to pay subcontractors. He has drug his feet for weeks and will not be done in time for closing cause if me to loose my locked in interest rate costing me thousands over the life of the loan.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: For most people, a real estate transaction is the largest purchase they will ever make. I encourage you to have an attorney review your contract in order to help you decide what to do. The contractual terms will be significant in planning your next steps. If would be reckless for anyone to recommend that you file a lawsuit before that person has reviewed the contract.

Ronald J. Eisenberg

Schultz & Associates LLP

640 Cepi Drive, Suite A

Chesterfield, MO 63005

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