I’m selling a house and in the contract under additional terms the realtor added seller pays 3% toward buyers closing costs null. I saw the line but assumed the null at the end meant the line was null and void. When I get the closing documents I see that I’m paying toward closing costs. The buyers realtor never discussed me paying toward closing costs. Do I have any legal ground to stand on?
Yes, it seems your interpretation is reasonable which makes for bilateral error making the contract voidable. Since 3% of the purchase price is normally a very significant amount of money, you should walk away and return the earnest money if you aren't willing to sell on those terms. If the case needs to go to court, hire a lawyer.
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