Sellers breaking contract

I am in contract on a house and the sellers signed a addendum saying they would fix a problem with the roof. Now they have decided not to fix it and we are coming up on the closing date.

Asked on October 24, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Florida


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Ok so I hope you have a lawyer.  You need to look at the contract and ask the lawyer about what is called a "time is of the essence" letter and if they are valid in your state.  Also, if they signed the contract and the addendum and they still refuse to fix or sell, you can sue them for "specific performance" under the contract forcing the issues.  Get help.  Good luck.

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