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Will the seller leave everything in the property?

Will the seller leave everything in the property?

Will the seller leave everything in the property?  Once contracts have been exchanged and the money has been received, the house is legally yours. There will be a clause in your contract which states how the house should be left. This is usually with vacant possession  if you’re buying the property to live in. This means that the sellers should have vacated the property prior to completion. This includes any personal belongings not included in the contract for sale.

When you arrive and find that the sellers have left behind some of their possessions or rubbish, then you can ask them to remove these. If unwanted items have been left, you should ask the seller to come back to remove these. If the seller is unable or unwilling to take the items away, then you will need to remove yourself.  The removal and disposal of the items might cause a cost, which you should try to recover from the seller. If the seller refuses then your only option could be to sue them, which could end up costing you more in the long run.

Anything that you and the seller have agreed to include in the sale should be detailed in your contract. Often a seller might offer to include appliances or furniture in the sale and as the buyer, you can decide whether you want to agree to this.

To find out more you can call us or ask your Conveyancing Solicitor.

We hope this answers your question ‘Will the seller leave everything in the property?’.  If you are looking to buy a property in Central London, please visit Greater London Properties, Central London’s largest independent estate agent or call us on 0207 113 1066.

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