Can I keep the lighting fixture when my house sells?

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02/25/2014 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

There's a chandelier in my entryway that I don't want to sell with my house. How do I make sure it's excluded from the sale?

The Texas Real Estate Commission sales contract says that permanently installed and built-in items, including lighting fixtures, go with the property. So, you have two options if you want to take the chandelier with you:

  1. Take it down before showing the house, so potential buyers don’t assume it comes with the property.
  2. Tell potential buyers during negotiations that the chandelier will be removed, and list it as an excluded item in the sales contract. Ask your Texas REALTOR® about the best way to accomplish this.

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