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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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So bought a house and love it! During the whole transaction the sellers were complete a holes! Made the whole transaction damn near unbearable. I only asked for 3 things; for the garage man door that was kicked in during the time of purchase to be replaced, a window pane in the garage door to be replaced and for the grass to be cut. This was written into the purchase agreement as an addendum and was signed by them and I. Well the garage door and window pane were replaced however the sellers basically said screw you to getting the grass cut the final time.

Originally the whole yard was being kept up but once I was locked in they stopped paying for lawn service. I spoke with my realtor and was informed the sellers have stopped answering emails and won't accept phone calls. I was told I should pursue small claims court. I'm thinking about this however have been told its more a waste of time and energy. (Probably karma) should I go see the people court?

So is there anyone local (gl4x4 member) that could now my lawn for under $300? 2.5 acres mix of open and hilly terrain. 3/4 is decent lawn but the rest is 2' tall grass or surrounded by trees. Not asking for free but less then I was quoted. If not I'll do it my self as I know the lawn company needs to make profit too and I'm no charity case.

Additionally while I don't believe in revenge, I feel obligated to inform others of the sellers dasterdly deeds. Awhile back I learned the sellers have a business of custom woodworking and custom archery bow making. I was wondering if that businesses information should be known to all so the buying public doesn't get wronged. What say ye?

Cliffs: bought house, sellers legally agreed to have lawn cut and renigged on doing so. Should I take them to small claims court or let the world wide web spread the word of their wrong doing. Also can someone cut my lawn for less then $300?
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Was it shitty of them? Of course it was.

Pursue small claims court and launch a vendetta against these people because you are mad about having to start doing one of the many chores of being a responsible home owner? Fuck no. Mow your god damned lawn hillbilly.
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Fawk SS. I'd post their contact info on an Internet forum and let the mob decide their fate.
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Honestly, life isn't worth getting bent out of shape about it all the time.

You got 2.5 acres, so I assume you have something capable of cutting it. So just cut it, and move on.
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Don't listen to all these old farts. Unleash that youthful angst now that you're on your own.
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Say fukc it and move back in with your parents. Be sure to wash your sheets first though.
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Do yourself a favor and buy a good quality lawn tractor now. Something along the lines of a John Deere 420/430 or comparable IH or Cub Cadet. Fuck a zero turn you can't push/blow snow with them or drag stuff either. If you need one pm me I know a guy with a few tractors.
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you have no kids. no wheelable vehicle.no wife. a 9-5 job. you have nothing but time. go mow your fawking lawn lazy ass
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Honestly, life isn't worth getting bent out of shape about it all the time.

You got 2.5 acres, so I assume you have something capable of cutting it. So just cut it, and move on.
No mower of my own yet. I can borrow my parents this weekend, more of a principle thing. The sellers charged me $50 a day delay when the lender required additional info regarding my parents 2nd home (that I have no claim to) only on paperwork incase of their passing.

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Was it shitty of them? Of course it was.

Pursue small claims court and launch a vendetta against these people because you are mad about having to start doing one of the many chores of being a responsible home owner? Fuck no. Mow your god damned lawn hillbilly.
I will just kinda upset that I had to pay them when required and got nothing back.
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Put a mower deck on the abalamps
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Strategically place beers around the yard as you mow, so you do not have to get off the mower. Give me a call, you can borrow meh John Deere if you want.
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You were generous enough to your parents by moving out of their house, they should do it for you. Grow a pair and let them know that they owe you and it's time to pay up!
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Was it shitty of them? Of course it was.

Pursue small claims court and launch a vendetta against these people because you are mad about having to start doing one of the many chores of being a responsible home owner? Fuck no. Mow your god damned lawn hillbilly.


If your thinking of legal action pm me my wife's a lawyer and can help you out.

but I agree with SS, choose your battles, this isn't one to fight just cut your grass.
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Buy the biggest mower that can fit between your trees. If you have most flat ground, I like a ZTR. Mine is scary on hills though (all mowers are scary on my 34* slope, but ZTRs are especially scary).

Part of owning a house, gotta own all the stuff to maintain it. Mowers, snowblower, weedies, blower, chain saw, etc..
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Cut the good parts normal, cut the long stuff as high as you can, and thne cut it again in a few days to normal height when the clippings are dry and can be recut.
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You did a final walk through right before closing, Right? Why didn't you address it then?
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