We had a home inspection this morning on a Danbury, Connecticut condo that my clients are buying.
We met the inspector outside and chatted for a few moments. Then we walked into the home...
The refrigerator was gone, which was supposed to convey to the buyers.
The washer and dryer were missing, which were supposed to convey to the buyers.
Alright...maybe it was a mistake and the sellers forgot that these appliances were supposed to stay.
So we looked around some more...
The wall air conditioner units...all missing. These were also in the contract as conveying to the buyers...
All the curtain rods were ripped out of the walls and big holes were remaining above each window.
The kitchen backsplash tiles...gone. Ripped off the wall.
Bathroom mirrors? Gone.
Bathroom mirrors? Really? Yup.
And, the clincher? All the ceiling light fixtures were gone: The dining room chandelier, the living room ceiling fan and the bedroom ceiling fans. Loose wires were hanging from the ceilings.
So the phone calls began.
Called the listing agent who called the sellers who called their attorney. Multiple phone calls with the listing agent trying to come to an agreement.
All the above will be returned/replaced over the weekend. We'll be back on Monday to take another look.
The sellers are about to lose this home to foreclosure. The bank has given them 10 more days to close it as a short sale. We have given them this weekend to return the home to the condition it was in when we wrote the offer to purchase. Otherwise the buyers will withdraw and the bank can have the home.
This will be interesting.
NOTE TO ALL HOME SELLERS: Yes, the light fixtures are to remain with the home. Anything attached to the home is considered a "fixture" and will convey to the buyers, unless otherwise agreed to in the contract.
Is your home for sale and there is something that you absolutely cannot bear to part with? Then remove that item!