You love your Basking Ridge home but look forward to the new place you’re moving into. Packing up can be quite a chore. Figuring out what goes with you and what stays behind can be a little tricky if you don’t know the rules. Stuff like your furniture, clothes, dishes, throw rugs, blankets, etc go with you. But what must stay behind for the new owner once a Basking Ridge home sale is complete?
What Stays Behind in a Basking Ridge Home Sale?
Do you have a prize rose bush that you’ve been cultivating for years? Did you spend hundreds of dollars on lemon, orange, or lime trees? Unfortunately, with a Basking Ridge home sale, you can’t take it with you. They are considered part of the property. Therefore, they belong to the new owner now unless you make arrangements in your sales contract to take them with you. However, any plants or flowers in portable containers can go with you to your new place.
Anything Attached to the House
What does that mean? Built-in bookshelves and window seating. Smoke detectors. The alarm system. Swingsets and basketball hoops that are attached to the ground. Portable basketball hoops and unsecured swingsets can go with you. While the TV may be yours, the wall-mounted hardware stays with the Basking Ridge home.
Lamps can go with you. But light fixtures must stay. Since these are also attached to the house, they are considered part of the sale. So, if you’re attached to a particular fixture, consider replacing it with something else before you even list the property. Otherwise, a buyer has a reasonable expectation that what they see is what they get after a Basking Ridge home sale.
You spent hours upon hours trying to find just the right window treatments for your Basking Ridge home. They stay with the property. This includes both custom blinds and curtain rods. While drapes and curtains can be packed up and taken with you, the rods must stay behind because they are part of the house. An alternative option would be to swap out your treasured rods for cheaper ones before you put your house on the market.
Remember when you added/replaced all the knobs and pulls in the kitchen and bathroom to freshen up the look of the place? Those stay with the house in a Basking Ridge home sale as well. You can replace them with something else if you really love your hardware that much. Otherwise, they stay.
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