hat to do about property to be left at a house that I am buying?

I am buying a home and the seller wants to store her ex-boyfriends property there until he comes and picks it up. She has signed a statement saying that if it is not picked up by a certain date it becomes mine, I don’t want the property, just want to make sure it gets removed from the garage, which I can’t use until it is. Will this work legally, or can she claim she wants nothing to do with it after closing and what about he ex, will he be able to make a claim, and can I just get rid of the stuff after the date without worrying about any claims by the ex?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Michigan

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to deal with property left behind at the hpuse that you are buying is to have an addednum signed by the seller stating that if the property is not picked up by a certain date that you as the new buyer can dispose of it any way you desire.

It is best that there is no reference that the property is the former boyfriend's of the seller of the property. The addendum should state that the seller has the right to designate that you can dispose of the personal proeprty after a certain date.

Ideally the addedndum should state that there should be no personal property left behind at the property after close of escrow.


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