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- May 5, 2011 at 4:44 pm #205526
We recently purchased a house in New York, the lawyers may have have messed up on the cost of the Mortgage Tax that was due from us (the buyer). A day after the closing, the seller contacted us about the wrong amount. Is the seller allowed to ask for more money after the closing?
Thank you for your responses everyone. The seller initially contacted us, but now deals with our closing lawyer.
Basically, the seller is saying we owe them more money on the mortgage tax because some saving that was supposed to go to them, was given to us. During the closing they had two lawyers in the room, as well the title company. They all went through amounts and even told us directly that we were saving money on the mortgage tax. A day later the seller says the saving should have went to the seller.
The amount is $6,000. The seller is ready to take this to civil court.
- May 20, 2011 at 3:03 am #282423
No the seller is NOT allowed to ask you for money after the closing.
Please DO NOT have any conversation with the Seller; Or
give the Seller ANY MONEY without consulting with either
an attorney or with YOUR Realtor. Hopefully you had a Realtor that represented YOU during the transaction.
When you say that “the lawyers may have messed up the Mortgage Tax” …. Whose lawyer are you talking about???
The Title Company or the Closing Agency (usually a Title or
Escrow Company) … Should have verified ALL figures and
calculations PRIOR to closing.
Again …. Don’t do ANYTHING without representation!
- May 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm #283108
Refer the seller to the closing agent. That’s who they need to deal with.
- June 7, 2011 at 7:02 am #431780
- June 7, 2011 at 7:35 am #431781
Talk to the police commissioner … if he won’t set his employee straight, go to the paper … sounds like front page news in a town of 10k
- June 7, 2011 at 8:09 am #431782
Here’s what I’d recommend. It sounds like you’re a reasonable person, and as yet you don’t seem to have a grudge against the officer, who likely just responded out of shock. I’d wait a couple days, and then call him personally. Let him know that it was a business decision, made by somebody else, and not a personal attack. See if you can work it out directly before going over his head. If by the end of the conversation, you aren’t satisfied that he’s calmed down- talk to the mayor’s office and file a complaint against the officer.
How do you know he ran a background check?
- June 7, 2011 at 9:04 am #431783
Yeah…I had a problem similar to yours years ago…I started dating my husband and a cop that had a thing for me decided that he would try to harass my hubby out of my life.
I was being pulled over constantly as was my hubby … being threatened with incarceration etc…
You really need to file a complaint against the cop in question…as do your co workers.
He is abusing his authority…expect to have proof of his illegally pulling back ground checks though…
Regardless report his behavior to his higher ups.
- June 7, 2011 at 9:28 am #431784
Just watch your back. Its not unusual for some officers to abuse their power. I wouldn’t worry about…he was probably just angry and making threats then, but he should get over it. If officers do start to harass you just contact the media or internal affairs.
- June 7, 2011 at 9:32 am #431785
Scary. I’ve heard of that, although it’s never personally happened to me.
Since you have already gotten threats, it’s a good idea to tell your boss and file a complaint with the police commissioner — if you wait until this guy gets out of hand it’ll be much worse.
Threats are illegal, but they’re more illegal when they come from someone who is authorized to search, arrest and stop you, like a police officer. It’s best to get it at least documented, so if something does happen, they’ll know why and (hopefully) be on your side.
- June 7, 2011 at 10:28 am #431786
Hopefully, this will blow over soon and he will move on to the next person in his life that he can bully around. I would recommend not playing his game, unless he takes another action against you. To be prepared for that, take a few minutes to document what you can concerning his actions and contacts with you. Can you document the background checks? Have others been witnesses to his rage with you?, etc. That way, you are prepared if he continues doing stupid things.
Since you are dealing with the public concerning private matters (to them) of a very serious nature, I would consider installing a system to allow you to record your conversations. That would allow you to document not only someone that goes ballistic on you, but would also protect you from someone reporting you for doing something you didn’t, and would document exactly what you did say to them. No more he said/she said when a dispute comes up. There are systems out there that will then save your conversation to a file on your computer and be indexed to the customer. Since you are a party to the call, you should be able to do this recording regardless of disclosing the fact that you are recording, but check with your local laws first as I believe some states wouldn’t allow it without disclosure. Either way, it would be good insurance.
- June 7, 2011 at 11:04 am #431787
As a fellow LO, I understand completely what you’re going through! Although, thankfully, none of my clients are cops : – 0
I’m sure you exhausted all your lender options before denying the loan, and with all the recent changes, I understand how difficult that can be. But FHLMC, FNMA and FHA have been loosening guidelines and have stretched into the Alt-A and higher sub-prime loans. If his mid-score is >580, I would keep looking for a progam that might work. Also, if you live in an LMI area, and/or the borrower’s income is below the median – he may qualify for Freddie’s Home Possible program. There is a special program for people who work for the community such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, etc. The program offers 100% financing with loosened DTI and reserves when manually underwitten, otherwise just go by the LP findings. The name of the program is Neighborhood Solution under the Home Possible guides.
If he doesn’t qualify for the above mentioned program or FHA, I would call the guy and let him know that you are mailing copies of the sub-prime program, before and after the guideline change. Clearly show him in writing why his application is currently denied. Run a credit simulator scenario through your credit vendor and see what improvements he can make to increase his score to an approveable number. Offer to counsel him through his credit score improvement process and let him know that you will be more than happy to help him with financing when he is ready to try again. I would also offer a reduction in closing fees (see if you can waive the in-house processing fee). Hopefully the harrassment will cease.
Best of luck to you.
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