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Re: cutting down trees?



Sorry, but I've been doing real property contracts for quite some 
time.  The issue is founded in material changes to a contract - my advice 
stands.

At 07:13 PM 02-12-01, you wrote:
>At 05:32 PM 12/2/2001 , you wrote:
>>I have to say that I agree with Margaret.....as a contracting officer for 
>>30 years, this constitutes a material change to the conditions of the 
>>contract.  NOT advisable unless you can handle the lawsuit or 
>>cancellation of the contract.  Property must be in the same condition as 
>>when the contract was let, otherwise it is renogtiable and/or 
>>revocable.  Proceed accordingly.....
>
>guess you don't do much real estate work. A friend once made the mistake 
>of going to the closing without going by the property on the way. The 
>sales contract specifies what is being sold. Usually it talks about the 
>buildings and fixtures and such, but not landscaping unless specifically 
>added to the contract. This property had hundreds of trees, mostly 
>hardwoods. The real estate agent for this property took every thing that 
>was not nailed down between the Friday when the neighbor moved and the 
>Tuesday of the closing.  The neighbors left the old furniture and 
>washer/dryer, refrig, etc. It was all gone by the time the new neighbor 
>moved in. Bet it was not included in the sales contract. Buyer BEWARE. 
>What you see may not be what you get unless it is listed in the contract. 
>Even the huge pile of firewood was gone.

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