Cumming, GA asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: Do I owe some/all this earnest money?

I closed on a house January 2022. I was contacted by Steve Suarino, of Stephen Law Firm In December 2022, almost a year later, saying after an audit, missing from the statement was the sellers debit for the $4000.

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James Clifton
James Clifton
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Deep in the closing paperwork, you likely signed a document that said that if there are errors and omissions in the closing paperwork, you are responsible for paying any amounts owed that were not collected, wrongly credited, etc. Look through your paperwork for an errors and omissions statement and also confirm that the law firm's math is correct.

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