You don't need a lawyer and your threats would be just as hollow as a lawsuit. The short sale process is slow and 6 months is "normal." Just keep checking with the realtors, title company, whoever to make sure things are on track. Good luck.
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Your answer in is the PA, if it was with the seller, contingent upon approval of the short sale by Chase, then that is exactly what it is. Chase can either approve or disprove the deal, and if they do not approve it your offer and the contingent sale fails.
You have no contractual with Chase and most probable any right or cause of action against them.
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I agree with my colleagues and Mr. Brennan, in particular. Chase owes you nothing. They have the right to either approve the sale or not. They are not responsible for your damages. Your remedy would be to walk away. This is a case where a lawyer might actually not be able to benefit you very much. Threatening to sue is unlikely to help, either. Mr. Klisz is also correct in saying that the wheels turn very slowly with banks. I have a colleague who was in negotiations with his bank for 18 months, before a deal finally went through. He threatened to sue MANY times. He also threatened to walk away MANY times. It did not seem to make much difference to the bank. In the end, he got his deal. I am still not sure if it was worth it or not.
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