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Our lawyer faked a letter ??

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Ahomebuyer

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What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Jersey.
After 4 weeks of negotiating inspection issues on a home we were trying to buy, we told our attorney to terminate the deal on a Wednesday morning. We got no copy of a letter to the seller from her. She finally returned our call on Monday, saying "Uh, yeah, I sent a letter but haven't heard back from the seller's attorney yet." I could tell she was lying about something. Pushed her to send us a copy of the letter she 'sent'. Got it tuesday via e-mail, and according to the Word file, it was created 5 minutes after we spoke on Monday, dated the previous FRIDAY (in a Word doc, go to the File menu, select Preferences and go to Statistics). The sellers apparently put more work ($$) into the house over the previous 5 days and were furious with the delay in notice. We're out of the deal with no loss other than missing out on other houses for 9 days.

Is the fact that our attorney dated a letter 3 days prior to when she actually wrote and mailed it an ethical oops, or a serious legal matter ??
 


HomeGuru

Senior Member
Ahomebuyer said:
What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Jersey.
After 4 weeks of negotiating inspection issues on a home we were trying to buy, we told our attorney to terminate the deal on a Wednesday morning. We got no copy of a letter to the seller from her. She finally returned our call on Monday, saying "Uh, yeah, I sent a letter but haven't heard back from the seller's attorney yet." I could tell she was lying about something. Pushed her to send us a copy of the letter she 'sent'. Got it tuesday via e-mail, and according to the Word file, it was created 5 minutes after we spoke on Monday, dated the previous FRIDAY (in a Word doc, go to the File menu, select Preferences and go to Statistics). The sellers apparently put more work ($$) into the house over the previous 5 days and were furious with the delay in notice. We're out of the deal with no loss other than missing out on other houses for 9 days.

Is the fact that our attorney dated a letter 3 days prior to when she actually wrote and mailed it an ethical oops, or a serious legal matter ??

**A: slap on the wrist............
 

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