I closed on a property a few weeks back that was through an estate as the owner had passed. As part of the agreement, and in part to make my offer more appealing, I said I’d take the house as-is (in regards to belongings, still did inspection, etc. There are a number of tools and parts left there, as well as furniture, etc. I gave them 30 days of free rent-back (in the contract) to help facilitate their sale and removal of items. Whatever is left after that (trash or treasure) is mine to deal with. The property is divided into 3 sections (all same building) to help make this more clear. House, shop, garage. The estate sales manager is selling all the items of the house online, anything that doesn’t sell stays. A few weeks ago I learned the estate sales manager sold everything in the shop and garage to a single buyer. That buyer is trying to resell the items and has not yet moved many of them from the garage (it’s a huge garage). I believe their intent IS to move items that don’t sell, but there are a lot of large items (think small airplane size). I already had to deal with one item the manager said was absolutely staying trying to be sold by this 3rd party, and hopefully have corrected that (I still need to go verify in person). To my question: What happens when I get keys in 20 days if there are shop/garage items left? It was more cut and dry when it was either the estate’s, or mine, but with a 3rd party having purchased it, who does it belong to when keys change hands for the property? Do the remaining items still become mine to deal with? Do they stay the 3rd parties? Do I have an obligation to store them?
Appreciate any opinions on the matter. Cheers!