I’m currently in contract, seller has no exclusions and has taken the projector screen from the media room. Is this ground for a lawsuit?

During the final walk through, seller took the
speakers and projector screen that was
mounted to the walls, can we get any
compensation or sue him for taking a fixture?
Would it be considered a fixture?

Asked on June 30, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If they were just on hooks, nails, screws, etc. the way pictures or mirrors are hung on falls, they would not be consided fixtures and could be taken, the same way they may take their artwork, family photos, and mirrors. But if actually installed into the walls, such as into cut-outs in the walls, they would be considered fixtures to be left behind unless specifically excluded, and you could sue for compensation--e.g. for the value of replacing these components.

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