But if, in the MLS, they say "refrigerator, washer and dryer" that is different. They usually say hookups only if the appliances are not included.
If your seller took them, and they were listed, your only recourse is small claims court.
The California Purchase Contract is written so that only fixtures are included in the sale. A built-in refrigerator is a fixture. A regrigerator that is not built in, just like a washer dryer, is assumed to be excluded from the sale.
Notwithstanding any of this, everything is always negotiable. If you want to be sure that what you want is included, make sure your agent writes up the contract so there is no ambiguity.
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It is absolutely negotiable. Might as well ask for them if you're buying. If you're selling, just one more thing to consider in an offer.
Will Bateson, Broker, Sidewalk Homes
Personal property is not usually included unless stated in the mls or when writing the offer and these are personal property in CA if they are not permanently attached maybe like a sub zero fridge.
Ranges / dishwashers and the like are permanent fixtures, there are more in this list and should be listied on the CAR purchase agreement. You can always ask for them to be included in the sale, or during the repair request time period maybe you can ofset a few items on the list for these items instead.
Well..my personal opinion is that these items are personal property of the seller, so leaving them is one of the negotiation points, however, I must say that every buyer I have worked with in the past two years has expected these items to remain after the sale.
There are a number of personal property items that normally transfer to the new owner of a property sale. These items may include but are not limited to: stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.
Items that the sellers decided not to include in the sale are usually stipulated in the listing information.
The MLS usually says wheter a seller has chosen of offer the washer and dryer included in the sale. As for sellers the general rule is is the appliance is unique to the kitchen or area, its adviseable to leave it. Its also a good idea in the lower price points where cash strapped buyers may find value in it.
I don't know why they don't go ahead and include the fridge with the property. Every house I've bought I always ended up buying a new refrigerator specific to the style and space available. when I moved, I didn't want to take the fridge, washer and dryer anyway because it would have been expenseive to move them, and I never know where I would be anyway.
There is a space in the standard-form offer specifically to list "items included" and items excluded". Best to use it for anything like what you're talking about.
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These are all negotiable items. If you want these items when you are purchasing a home, you can have your realtor write up the offer to include these items.
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