Can I sue the seller of a house that we were going to buy if we did an inspection right away and they didn’t respond to us?

I had a home inspection done on a house but the seller ignored us for 9 days, so

we sent a mutal release agreemnent and canceled the transaction.

Asked on September 27, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Ignoring you for 9 days does not give you any right to any compensation or money back other than as set out in the contract (e.g. a return of the escrow or deposit money) unless and only if you can show that the seller either violated some condition or term in the contract requiring a quicker response; if they did violate such a term or provision, you could potentially sue them costs or losses you incurred which were foreseeably and directly caused by their slowness in responding.

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