The buyer in one of my transactions requested permission to paint the home prior to closing. . .

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Legal Q&A | Does the buyer have to pay rent if the contract is terminated before the Commencement Date?

QUESTION: The buyer in one of my transactions requested permission to paint the home prior to closing. My seller agreed since the property is vacant, and both parties executed a Buyer Possession Before Closing Agreement (Form 2A7-T) to cover the week before closing. I just heard from the buyer’s agent this morning, however, and the buyer has decided to terminate since we are still in the Due Diligence Period and the rental term is still a week away. I asked the buyer’s agent when the buyer intends to pay the agreed upon rent, and the buyer is refusing. Does the buyer have to pay rent?

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