IS a contract other than an offer binder requiresd to obtain a copy of the appraisal?I just paid for the appraisal of the home upfront and now the results are in. The lender told me that in order for me to get a copy of the appraisal, I must submit the purchase contract to them. Is this legal? Is this new? If I paid for this myself, why is there an issue in obtaining a copy? I just received the contract and have not reviewed it with my lawyer. The thing is, if the house isnt appraised where we want it to be, we want to be able to back out of the deal so how am /i suppose to give them the contract? They have the fully-executed binder already in posession.February 25 2010 - Warwick0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.