Light fixtures, blinds and other items to leave behind when you move out

When selling your Sarasota house, certain items must be left for the new owner. Here’s the list!

Do you love your light fixtures and want to keep them when you sell? How do you know what you can take with you and what must be left for the new owners? In Florida, the list of items is included in the sales contract. You may have heard “if it’s attached to the house, it stays”. Well, that’s true, but there are a few other items that might surprise you.

Our contracts here in Florida have a paragraph that specifically lists what stays with the house:

  • Range/oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Ceiling fans
  • Light fixtures
  • Drapery rods and draperies
  • Blinds
  • Window treatments
  • Smoke detectors
  • Garage door openers
  • Thermostats
  • Doorbells
  • Television wall mounts and mounting hardware
  • Security gate and other access devices
  • Mailbox keys
  • Storm shutters/storm protection items and hardware

If there’s something on this list that you love and want to keep when you move out, we’ll specify it early on and make sure the buyer agrees and understands. Did you notice anything missing from this list? What about the microwave, washer and dryer? If the microwave is built-in, that’s included too. As for the washer and dryer, well, as the seller, you get to keep those unless the buyer asks and you agree to leave it behind. Now you know!

What other questions to you have for me about selling your house? Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

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