The Buyer’s Responsibility to Be Satisfied Regarding Square Footage
There is no standardized method for measuring square footage, and so County Assessor’s records, appraisal reports, appraisal square footage measurement reports, etc. can vary from a few feet to several hundred feet.
It is the Buyer’s responsibility to satisfy him/herself that the size and/or square footage of the dwelling is acceptable to the Buyer.
The Buyer should not rely on any quoted square footage and has the right to measure the Property.
If the Buyer does not exercise the Buyer’s right to cancel the Contract based on the size/square footage of the dwelling by delivering written notice to the Seller, in care of the Listing Broker, within 24 hours after the expiration of the 10-day time period specified in the Contract and any subsequent appraisal reflects the size/square footage of the dwelling to be less or more than the Buyer understood it to be, then the Buyer shall proceed to Closing, regardless of such appraisal, or be subject to the breach and failure to close provisions of the Contract.