The property is located in an area that has suffered severe flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Fortunately, the property escaped any damage.

Legal Q&A | Does a natural disaster affect parties’ rights under a contract?

QUESTION: I represent a seller who is under contract using the Offer to Purchase and Contract (Form 2-T). The property is located in an area that has suffered severe flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Fortunately, the property escaped any damage. The Settlement Date was early in the week before the hurricane made landfall, but the lender has delayed funding the loan until satisfactory evidence has been provided showing that the property has not been materially damaged by the hurricane and its aftermath, and the insurance company has also delayed in committing to issue a homeowners policy to the buyer. My seller has asked me if he will be able to terminate the contract and keep the earnest money deposit if the loan doesn’t get funded before the 14-day delay period has passed and the buyer can’t close. What do you think?


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Even REALTORS® who are committed to high standards of conduct occasionally have honest business disputes. That’s where Mediation Training can come in handy. Join instructor, Stephanie Walker, September 26-27 in Charlotte for two days of hands-on training on how to solve disputes with agents, clients and even your family! This next opportunity to take this training is not until December 2019! Only 30 spots available. Don't delay - register today »


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NC REALTORS® is now accepting applications for the William C. Bass Leadership Academy class of 2019. This program identifies, inspires and mentors emerging leaders by teaching the necessary skills to become a more positive influence within the community and industry. Make 2019 your year for leadership development.  Apply by October 15 »


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