“I was the buyer’s agent, and the buyer had loaded up their household into a moving van and were 200 miles from their new home.
“Just then I was told that there was a problem! This was an estate sale and the lawyer who handled the case had not advertised the property for the required 30 days. The presiding judge would not grant an exemption, so the buyer couldn’t move in for 30 days. They had to rent a house, and since the rented house was small, they also had to rent storage (which meant two moves).
“The listing agent hadn’t disclosed the requirement to anyone, nor would they allow early move in. Lesson learned!”