If the seller's attorney forgot to include the heating oil and propane in the closing, do I need to pay them?
Question Details: I just closed on my home and received an e-mail from the seller's attorney that said. "Please see attached below. The seller's attorney did not include the oil the propane at the time of closing. It should have been a credit to the sellers. I have attached your settlement statement showing it was not included see page 3. Below states on where to send payment". We all signed the agreement seeing what numbers were on the page. They now want me to send a check to the seller. Do I need to send the check?
No, you don't need to pay: at closing, you were given a final cost for the home and if you paid it (as you evidently did), the seller cannot come back to say "Wait: you actually owe more...." The closing concluded the transaction. The seller needs to absorb the loss or else sue his/her attorney if the attorney's carelessness cost him/her money (and he/she thinks its worthwhile to do so).