Need to follow any and all prelitigation steps required by the contract and if that still does not get the closure of escrow to be signed by both sides, then a court case is needed to sort out the mess, or escrow cannot release funds. Clients should consult with an experienced real estate attorney in the area.
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You should have an attorney review your purchase agreement and all written extensions to determine whether or not your client is entitled to their deposit back and what steps to proceed with to get the deposit back.