There is a very good chance you can offer pay the seller separately for these items.
Is this sale a short sale? This scenario frequently happens with short sales. If the seller sells the home with the items included, the seller won't see any of the funds for those items. All of the home sale proceeds will go to the seller's lender as part of the short sale agreement. If the seller installed these items after they originally purchased the home, they may want to sell them separately from the house in order to recoup some of that money.
You received great responses below. If you are using the AAR Contract then yes the R/O water system should convey.
Tiffany Carlson- Richison
Realty One Group
Awarded as one of Top 40 Agents under 40 in 2013 from SEVRAR
I would request they remain in the property. I would bring up page 2 of the contract. However maybe you can come with agreement with sellers.
Feel free to contact me or your agent if you have one.
There are times when sellers install reverse osmosis or filtration system to accommodate their preferences, needs or taste.
If the system is installed as a matter of preference and not as a necessity to make the water potable, then I would think that they have the right take it.
Your home inspector can determine the quality of the drinking water by bypassing the system. If the water quality test results show that the water is unsafe for drinking without the system, then this becomes an issue.
Have your agent ask the listing agent why the sellers installed the system ahead of time and if the removal of which will affect the water potability.
I have sold a home where an R/O has been removed because the sellers are horticulturists and they need the whole system for the home business
However, my opinion is based on my experience here in the State of Connecticut. Your state may have a different norm or practice.
Best of Luck.
It is stated on page 2 of the purchase contract that water softeners and water purification systems convey with the property. If the seller chooses to take these with them, then they must state it in the contract that these do not convey. So it is hard to answer this question without knowing the specifics of the property you are referring to. Your agent would be able to tell you is this is stated on the MLS sheet. As far as price, that is a variable as well as there are so many different systems out there. You can go to Home Depot and get an idea of costs.
Hope this helped.