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Storyberry, Home Buyer in Dublin, CA

Are sellers required to pick up dog poop in the yard before closing?

Asked by Storyberry, Dublin, CA Wed May 8, 2013

We plan to close on a home in June. We noticed a lot of dog poop in the yard.

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You do not mention if the current home owner has a dog.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 9, 2013
The property should be conveyed in broom-swept condition. All trash, rubbish and personal items not included in the sale should be removed.

Does dog poop fall under the category trash and rubbish? A rationale and reasonable sellers will clean up before the closing without a problem.

Read your contract clearly. Also, have your realtor communicate this concern with the listing agent. An amicable resolution and diplomatic communication are the best means of getting things done smoothly.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 9, 2013
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