I'd like to inquire about the problem we have with regards to the house and lot we purchased last 2008 somewhere in San Fernando, Pampanga. The Seller was not able to meet the date of delivery for the house which is September 2009 so we took over the finishing of the house and hired a contractor. The Seller agreed that an offsetting will be made after the construction of the house is finished. Since we hired a contractor, we made necessary upgrade to the house and documented all that were to be paid by the Seller.
After the house was finished, we submitted necessary documents (receipts and letters) to the Seller so that computation of the offsetting be arranged and discussed. It is agreed upon that the labor to finish the house that was supposed to be included in the total amount of the house be deducted from our remaining balance instead. When the computation was given to us, there are discrepancies with the amount only to find out that they are charging us with services they didn't offer. They are charging us with additional work and installation that were not even installed in the house.
It has been almost a year that we demand a transparent computation from them so that everything will be settled and we can start paying our mortgage. Up to now, they cannot furnish us with the computation but demands that we pay P162,715.75 instead. Aside from the payment they demand, they did not completely deliver what was specified in the contract which is to provide us with Water Supply or Overhead Tank and perimeter fence as amenities to the subdivision.
I know this is just few of the details of the big story. But do you think that we have any rights to claim what is written and signed in the contract? We are more than willing to pay what we purchase, but to pay without knowing what they delivered is a big question.
Now, they sent us a letter from a law office demanding to pay the said amount within 3 days.
Your legal advice is very much appreciated.