Just wondering if it's standard to take the curtains with you when you sell a house?
When we moved in here the previous owner had removed all curtains, which was fine by me as I wanted to buy ones that matched our decor. I now have curtains that I really love (don't judge, it's totally normal to love curtains 😜) and I want to take them with us when we leave.
However, I've just been reading on the REIQ site that curtains are considered a fixture, not a removable chattel...
WWYD? Would you take the curtains anyway?? Should I bring it up with the agent or solicitor?
Apologies for the dumb question, but I've never sold a house before! 😁
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05-05-2016 19:19 #1
Selling house - curtains?
05-05-2016 19:20 #2
Curtains usually go with the house but you can specify otherwise on the contract
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05-05-2016 19:25 #3
05-05-2016 19:32 #4
Contract has already been signed. I had assumed that as the curtains aren't fixed they are not a fixture, but rather a chattel.
I might ask the agent to speak to the buyer as she's young, single & child free, so I'm assuming she won't be in love with the childish curtains in the kids bedrooms and will want to replace them anyway. We're happy to part with all the blinds in the rest of the windows...I just won't be able to find curtains to match the kids rooms again as they were custom made to match decor.
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05-05-2016 19:44 #5
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My first thought was the curtains would be fixtures, unless specified in the contract that you are taking them. Elijahs Mum will know for sure.
05-05-2016 19:46 #7
Im sure you will be able to negotiate. If the sale is important dont remove and replace without permission as it could give basis to cancel the contract
Talk to our agent and go from there
05-05-2016 19:49 #8
05-05-2016 20:14 #9
Have just remembered that the upon viewing our new house that we're buying there were no curtains there either, the sellers have already removed them (they had just finished moving it the day we viewed). Why do we keep buying houses from curtain stealers!? Haha. Not that I mind as their curtains were pretty hideous anyway.
05-05-2016 20:19 #10
We always tell our owners any light fittings or curtains you want to keep replace them before you put the home on the market to save any dramas
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