Can I keep the lighting fixture when my house sells?
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:
- Take it down before showing the house, so potential buyers don’t assume it comes with the property.
- 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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