Many home buyers and home sellers are confused about what remains with a home or condo for the new buyers.
“Real Estate” is also known as real property which is defined as immovable fixed property, principally land and buildings.
Anything that is not attached to the house permanently is the seller’s to take with them unless it is included in the buyer’s offer or later negotiated into the purchase and sale agreement. That means that curtain rods that are attached to walls will stay, but the curtains do not have to stay. The TV mounts that are attached ton the walls stay. If the TVs are easily removed from the mounts, they do not stay.
The final Purchase and Sale agreement determines what stays and what goes. Unless otherwise negotiated, sellers need to deliver the property in “broom clean condition free and clear of all personal property and debris”. “Personal property” is anything that is not permanently attached to the property, such as furniture. That also means that a sellers can’t decide to leave any of the stuff behind, including leftover building materials such as tiles, wood and paint without the advance permission of the buyers.