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Buyer won't move out by closing - Wisconsin

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Our closing is scheduled for the vary last day indicated in the terms of the sales contract. Possession is at closing with no clause allowing for sellers' rent-back. Sellers now say they can't move out by closing, and the terms of our mortgage preclude renting of the property for any reason.

We are unavailable for 2 weeks after scheduled closing date, and want to walkthru home ourselves after sellers move out to check for moving damage - they have a lot to move out!

The sales contract and our mortgage committment will expire by then.

What can we do???



Our agent is trying to avoid a protracted lawsuit; trying to convince the seller to move out of the house by closing.

Problem is - no one can physically make these people abide by the contract if they consciously choose not to.

Is there any way to resolve this without a lengthy court case?


Senior Member
Have an attorney send them a nice demand letter, if they do not move out on or before the closing date, you will sue for $100k in damages. That should get them motivated to move.

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