My question involves real estate located in the State of: Louisiana
Our real estate agent forgot to bring our down payment to the closing table but the title company let us close anyway telling her to bring it them the next day. Her brokerage never found our down payment or maybe never collected it (I Don't remember, offer submitted 6 months ago on short sale and I don't have a receipt). Now the title company is asking us for the $500 deposit AFTER we have closed.
Are we obligated to pay this?
Agent has a list of other blunders during this transaction as well. The short sale was approved by capitol one then two hours before closing the agent initially lied to us about why but notices that capitol one reduced her commission on the HUD 1 then told us suddenly the sale was unapproved. I asked the title company if we paid the difference could we still close and they said yes. They told us to write a separate check to the agents brokerage outside of the cashiers check we gave for the land. Looking at our hud 1 the extra money we paid isn't on there and now we are afraid we've done something illegal.
She also gave us a disclosure that said there was a water well on the property and that we were getting a great deal which it does not have a well and when we told her so she said oh well the husband says it is on that lot but the wife says its on another so she really isn't sure.
I really just want to know if we are obligated to pay the deposit at this point because this nightmare just wont end. We don't want to pay it due to the derelict agent and having to already pay additional commission after she lied to us about why.
Sorry to be long winded about this but I thought a little background might help and the agent seems to have no regard for what she puts in writing. Thanks in advance for any help we can get.