Seller sold the house and removed Reverse Osmosis and water softener. Is Seller in violation of law? Can buyer take seller to court for it?

Seller sold the house and removed Reverse Osmosis and water softener. Is Seller
in violation of law? Can buyer take seller to court for it?

Asked on September 1, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Nevada

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Did they remove it after you signed the contract? And if they did, were items listed on the contract as excluded from the sale? If you signed a contract for a house with these items and they were not specifically excluded, then as fixtures attached to the home, they were sold with it; therefore, if the seller took them, you could sue him for their then-current value (i.e. what those items, given their age and condition were worth at the time they were removed). Whether it is economically worth the cost (though if you in small claims court, "pro se" or as your own attorney, the monetary cost is very small) and time of a lawsuit is another story.


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