Does a water softener and filtration system convey in a sale?

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Does a water softener and filtration system convey in a sale?

The seller did not state that the water softner/filtration system did not convey with the sale. The seller is arguing that a water system in not a plumbing fixture and is equivalent to a

television. It is a tank system that is installed outside the house. I drove by the house and

noticed it was gone. We are set to close tomorrow.

Asked on October 5, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If it was plumbed into the house (i.e. hard connected into the system) and was part of the plumbing system, then it would typically go with the house: hardmounted appliances or systems (e.g. garage door openers; a dishwasher; a water heater) go with the house unless specifically excluded; it's only items that can simply be unplugged and hauled off, like televisions or microwaves, that are excluded unless specifically included with the property on sale.


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