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Old 11-02-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by diddlydudette View Post
Like I said, I agreed to most of her demands. I had to if I wanted to sell her my house. She knew this so made demands of what would make her want to proceed with the sale. This last request, I feel I don't need to give in to her. I personally feel the home is closed, she owed rent for the 17 days and all is well.

I'm sure all won't agree but that's fine. I still enjoy hearing others views. I'm willing to change my thoughts on this but have yet to hear a good reason why I need to pay her for this last day she is requesting.
There is no good reason why you need to pay, there is no reason that anyone would need to help change your thoughts. You agent said she was going to pay. You asked her not to, she probably will pay it or maybe split the cost with the other agent. Are you going to do something about it if she pays, like sue her, if so warn her so she doesn't.

It is just like paying double interest over the weekend , it is just something people accept and move on with. Your agent would want to pay it just to make sure that the deal is done with so everyone can sleep better at night. It is the price for a happy client and future business.

I see the frustration and stress of being a seller has gotten to you, I feel your pain. Without getting into to much details, you might be able to talk to a attorney and say you sent a check to them and if they did cash it , does it constitute acceptance of the amount due and do they have the right to request more money. What did it say on your check or your letter you sent them Fed Ex? But is it really worth your time?

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Old 11-02-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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First, let me say I understand why you think you were owed for 17 days of rent. She lived in the house the day of closing. Because of that she was able to go home after closing and sleep in her own place. She didn't need to move, etc. I get it.

Would you feel this way if closing had been at 9:00 am?

On the other hand, many sellers would have been out before that day anyway. Few wait to move until after closing. The house would have been vacant.

Yes, she is being petty about that last day. As some one else said, it would be worth paying it to put it all in the past. If you don't want to do so, then don't. Your agent apparently sees the advantage in just paying her off to shut her up. You can't control the agent.

BTW-I recommend you block her email. I suspect she'll be contacting you again with questions, etc.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Look at it this way OP: The house was yours for the first 13 nights of the month; the buyer rented the house from you for the next 16 nights; and then the closing occured and she was the owner on the 30th night of month. It seems pretty straightforward to me what the correct answer is.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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Diddly, sorry I never came back after my 1st post, you're very welcome. Now with more details, I'm with you and wouldn't give in. I say that because I had a buyer like yours. They tried to hold the sell hostage with nit-picky balony. A light bulb in the lamp in the yard was our final straw, no joke. That man asked for the moon, including painting the mailbox, change every single plug in plate ( sorry, forget what there're called) install a new doorbell light and cover, etc. All of this and way more, a DAY before closing.

And a big congrats that you're done.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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I tend to agree with you that she is not owed the final day. I would be tempted send her a "refund bill" itemizing the amount of the refund less the principal and interest you paid on "her" house that day. Since you paid more, she owes a refund of the principal and interest that is over and above the rental fee for the day.


It would only add drama, so I probably would not actually do it.....but if you have already set your course in concrete, you might as well get your money's worth!
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