Non payment from house sale

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Look you seem to be waiting for Deus es Machina to save you, or their good manners. You are beyond that and they appear to be worry free. You need to get real and get your lawyer to start telling the buyer that he is liable for a b c and penalties from now on. The lawyer will give you the legal advice on real and possible liabilities and what happens if they don't reply fast to his letters, everything in black and white. We can't do that or give advice because we are not lawyers. 

Lawyer up and talk to the bank now. The bank might also have an opinion on action and liabilities. 

If you are shellshocked and in a state of serious or mild avoidance then go with your partner or friend.

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7 hours ago, black1 said:

Look you seem to be waiting for Deus es Machina to save you, or their good manners. You are beyond that and they appear to be worry free. You need to get real and get your lawyer to start telling the buyer that he is liable for a b c and penalties from now on. The lawyer will give you the legal advice on real and possible liabilities and what happens if they don't reply fast to his letters, everything in black and white. We can't do that or give advice because we are not lawyers. 

Lawyer up and talk to the bank now. The bank might also have an opinion on action and liabilities. 

If you are shellshocked and in a state of serious or mild avoidance then go with your partner or friend.

Wish I could give this message 1000 thumbs up.

I have been saying this all along and even detailed why.

 

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I would stress again, dual track the process: 1) put the house back on the market ASAP (assuming lawyer says this does not affect your ability to claim damages from the buyer) because waiting for the courts to settle this might take longer; 2) consider legal options for damages or forcing buyer to buy property (not a lawyer, so not sure how this works in DE).

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Buyer finally paid and coughed up 1500 compensation.  3 months late in payment so 1500 doesn't really cover the stress that he caused. We are still out of pocket. He still hasn't paid all other associated Bill's. Not our problem though. Thank you for the support and advice 

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41 minutes ago, Henribear said:

Buyer finally paid and coughed up 1500 compensation.  3 months late in payment so 1500 doesn't really cover the stress that he caused. We are still out of pocket. He still hasn't paid all other associated Bill's. Not our problem though. Thank you for the support and advice 

Glad to hear it has (somehwat) worked out.  This means you get to keep your current home, correct?

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That's great to hear. Thank you for the update. 

Does the 1.500 cover all your extra expenses though? (excluding stress, time and sleeplessness) If not, are you considering billing him for everything? What does your notary think? 

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At this point the OP is probably relieved to just move on with their life. 

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