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Old 06-23-2009, 12:56 AM
 
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I am in the process of buying a Coop in the Ft. Green section of Brooklyn. The attorney for the building however, is being problematic. He refuses to put into writing additions to the contract of sale that my atty. thinks are necessary. I'm talking about basic things that protect me such as a walk-thru 48 hours before closing (which the building's realtor has said she would be happy to oblige). It seems this attorney is refusing to accept any responsibility for the condition of the unit. Is it normal for an attorney to be so difficult? This is a nice apartment in a great area at a reasonable price, but I am afraid that the building has something to hide.

What do you think?
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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The walk through is usually done on the day of the closing. Then you bring up any issues at the closing.

When I did my walk through there were pieces of furniture left in place. I told the agent that I wasn't signing until the furniture was removed and a couple of other things done. By the time I got to the closing, two hours later, the furniture was out and everything else done.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm learning a lot through this process.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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The walk through is usually done on the day of the closing. Then you bring up any issues at the closing.

When I did my walk through there were pieces of furniture left in place. I told the agent that I wasn't signing until the furniture was removed and a couple of other things done. By the time I got to the closing, two hours later, the furniture was out and everything else done.

Something similar happened to my parents, though this was ~25 years ago, and was a house not a co-op. They went to see the house (their first) ~36 hours before the closing, and it was as if the people living there didn't know that they were supposed to be moving out. However the day of the closing there was a huge dumpster out front, and the place was gutted (in a good way). The old owners had cleared out everything...well except for some porn in the attic which I discovered ~15 years later, but that was a good thing.
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