This question relates to inappropriate and excessive damage caused to my house by potential buyers and or the ‘buyers realtor’
Following an offer that was accepted on my house the buyers Inspection guy thought there were ‘pointers’ indicating the possibility of Chinese drywall in the house, accordingly the contract was extended to allow for it to be air tested etc which came back negative, the buyers were still were not happy and wanted to test further by taking drywall samples for which we both agreed to pay 50 - 50 and again it came back as negative so all was fine none of the samples professionally taken and lab tested revealed Chinese drywall, then they wanted a further inoquous test to check the electric light switches , which switches activated which lights etc (apparently) so we again gave them a further week and this is where it really became problematic.
It seems that one of the realtors gave them access and then left them unsupervised access during which they cut LARGE (reported as in excess of 24” square, some up to 36”) holes out of many walls (and this is a large house) also severed ‘pest tubes’ within the wall void.
It was then agreed that we would withhold the escrow deposit or a potion of it to make the repairs, it seems as though they have now withdrawn on that but have offered $50k less than the agreed price ‘as is’ to complete the sale.
They said apparently that they wanted to further check for Chinese drywall (even though the ‘official’ tests were negative) it seems as though they cut all these holes out themselves to check the rear of the drywall all negative of course.
Clearly there are liabilities here, them, their realtor, maybe our realtor and so on can you advise.