I had an agent tell me as long as the appliances are pluged in they automatically come with the sale, it doesn't have to be disclosed in the

Asked by Carolyn Bell, New Orleans, LA Sun Oct 2, 2011

contract. Recently sold a property and the washer & dryer were removed by the seller. This was not part of the agreement, but her buyer is very upset because she (buyers agent) told him they were included. Now he's seeking legal action against the seller. Any advice??

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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Mon Oct 3, 2011
That statement by the buyer agent is riduculous and has no basis. If anyone should take care of the issue is the buyer agent....the washer/dryer is a movable..and commonly becomes very movable when buying/selling a home.

The washer/dryer should have been clearly stated in writing on the purchase agreement or clarified on an addendum.

...but really, is your seller that poor that they "need" used appliances? Seriously?

Each party needs to go back to their sand box for a time out, and evaluate an hourly rate to fight for used appliances and come to an amiable solution. In the meantime, the agent needs to avoid huffing and puffing to make a sale...gives the rest of us a bad name.
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Lisa Heindel, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Mon Oct 3, 2011
What's in the purchase agreement? All installed and/or built in appliances are included in the standard Louisiana purchase agreement unless it is amended by the purchaser or seller.
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Nick Scott, , New Orleans, LA
Mon Oct 3, 2011
In most cases the kitchen appliances remain in the home at act of sale but with the exception of the refrigerator and microwave unless its a built in or other wise stated it should stay in the home. washers and dryers are considered personal property, if it was not specifically written in the contract to be included in the sale, then the seller can remove it.
Hope this helps. Nick.
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