- Hux001Member@hux001Join Date: 2003Post Count: 108
Auctioned house on 7 September and was sold. Purchaser paid 10% deposit to agent, we then sent a Section 27 to get deposit released. Purchasers solicitor sat on it claiming they couldn’t contact their client. After 28 days a letter was sent to them and agent to release deposit as is allowed under law as far as I know.
Solicitor has told our agent not to release deposit as they still cannot contact their client (the purchaser) so we can’t get the deposit and settlement is due next Monday. Does anyone know for sure our legal right to the deposit? The purchaser had been away but is now back (I spoke to him on Friday) yet still hasn’t contacted his solicitor. What do we do ??TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213
I have discussions with a good solicitor in VIC about releasing deposits a few years ago and she declared it was impossible.
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