House buying is the worst in General Chit Chat Posted June 1, 2021 On 17/05/2021 at 9:23 AM, MindFreak said: The buying process has been stretched quite a bit for me. Both the seller of the house and I had accepted the deal but our lawyer had to go through the contract. He found that the garage had not been approved by the authorities and that it was too big to be instantly approved so he advised us to make the seller get it approved - and if it couldn't be approved, we should get a refund of about 3.1 % of the amount we pay for the house. The seller did not accept the amount - he suggested 1.5 %. We refused and now we've been waiting for more than a week for the seller to return to us. This is a bit frustrating. What would the difference in value be if the garage had to come down? I'd imagine it would be more than 3.1%. Definitely more than 1.5%. Would you also have to pay to bring it down yourself?