OK....on this deal I was the attorney. I wasn to the lender, but in any event....the problem was the well and septic. I represented the buyer and we were going through the process, but still waiting for the well and septic report. It lagged much later than I would have liked and the seller's attorney couldn't get the report either.
The ISSUE???? When the Listing Agent Commits Fraud!!!!
My client called every well and septic service in the county. She then called me and asked me if I had received the report. I said that I had. She asked me my thoughts on it. I said it looked perfect. She said....REALLY? I said yes. She said what about the comments by the inspector. I said "what comments?" She said let me fax to you what I have.
I got the report and it was the same as mine, but mine had no issues and no comments. Hmmm
I called the seller's attorney and faxed him both reports. The report that my client received directly from the Well and Septic company stated that it was a mess and the cost to repair would be $4,000. The other attorney said "I didn't do it." I knew that he hadn't b/c he was a reputable attorney. I told him to talk to the listing agent and let him know that I'm forwarding a complaint to the State's Attorney's office and the Board of Realtors. The listing agent called my office in about 3 seconds and said that he didn't do alter the doc or white out the negative results or comments. I said..."I never said that you did, but I'll let the authorities and the board of realtors deal with the issue regarding fraud.
He immediately said that even though he didn't do it, he'd be willing to pay $4,000 to my client just because of the hassle. REALLY???? That easy? It was worth your license?
Let's just say that he paid the $4,000 and gave up his broker license. Go figure.
We made it to closing and neither the buyer nor the seller had to pay a dime. The seller likes me just as much as the buyer did!!!!