Can you leave stuff behind when you sell your house?

When it comes to packing your life away in to a multitude of small and large boxes and knowing you will have to unpack those same boxes all over again, it can feel like a daunting and tiresome task. it’s completely understandable that anybody would most likely want to make this process as easy as possible on themselves. With all the other factors involved in selling a house, your mind may already be full of many questions, one of them being “Can I leave things behind when selling a house?”

At FastCash4Houses, we want to make the process of selling your house as simplistic as it can possibly be. So, if you do find yourself mulling over the idea of the rights and wrongs of what and what not to leave when selling a house, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading to gather an insight in to what stuff is and is not deemed acceptable to leave behind.

Marketing The Property

When embarking on the journey of selling a house, you will encounter certain formalities which will make it clear as to what the right thing to do in this case would be. For example, at the time of you advertising your property – no matter what avenue you choose to take – a discussion will occur regarding what fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale. This is required, as when the property is put on the property market, prospective buyers will be able to see what the sale will include e.g., a TV stand and bed side table. More often than not, if you are selling the house ‘furnished’, fixtures are usually expected to remain in the property. By fixtures we mean furniture such as kitchen units and radiators.

If you have personally lived in the house for an extended period of time, it can become a bit confusing when thinking about what the buyer may or may not need, as from your perspective, these items may feel as though they all belong in the house. Usually, the main confusion can arise from thinking about fittings; such as lampshades and curtains. There is not anything necessarily wrong in leaving behind a lamp or two, however, do bear in mind that the buyer will want to make the house their own. In conjunction with this, make sure not to leave furnishing behind such as wall art and ornaments, unless otherwise specified to the buyer.

The Legalities

At the time of drawing up the contracts, the furnishings and fittings you will leave behind will be finalised and agreed to by both yourself and the buyer. Contracts are legally binding, so make sure to honour what you have agreed and take items that were not stated within it.

If you would like to enquire about more information surrounding the state in which you should leave houses in then click the link here for some more of our FAQ’s: Alternatively, you can get in contact with us to speak to a member of our team directly on 01204 294356 or [email protected].

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