I am interested in buying a property but would like to ensure that the owner includes all the carpets and curtains in the sale. Are these likely to be included as fixtures and fittings?
When agreeing to buy a property you must ensure the estate agent’s particulars include details of the carpets, curtains and other fittings, or that your solicitor receives specific confirmation in the Fixtures and Contents form that such items are included in the sale.
Sellers should ensure that any Fixtures and Contents form they may have completed at the outset still remains accurate in the event of an abortive sale and subsequent re-sale at a lower price.
Sellers who have had to sell for a reduced price sometimes decide to remove certain fixtures and fittings because they are receiving less for their property. In such cases the seller will need to complete a new form to ensure that the full terms of the sale are accurately recorded.
Emyr Pierce is Managing Partner of Emyr Pierce Solicitors in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Western Mail Conveyancer of the Year, specialising in Domestic and Commercial Property. Contact www.emyrpierce.co.uk or email email@example.com