I’m representing the seller in a deal that is about to close. The parties used the Offer to Purchase and Contract (form 2-T) to ...

Legal Q&A | Who gets to keep the utility shed?

QUESTION: I’m representing the seller in a deal that is about to close. The parties used the Offer to Purchase and Contract (form 2-T) to put the property under contract. There’s a small utility building in the back yard that the seller told me he’d bought to keep his lawnmower and some garden equipment in. It’s sitting on a few concrete blocks. The seller said the reason he never put it on a permanent foundation was because he thought he would take it with him when he sold the property, and he assumes he will be able to do so. I told him that since it wasn’t permanently affixed to the property and since he had intended to take it with him at the time he put it in the back yard, it was personal property that he was entitled to keep. Can you please confirm that I am correct?

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Please note: NC REALTORS® offices will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.