I just closed on a home in California two days ago on the June 7th, so the home is legally ours. The previous owners whom we purchased the home from decided to go on vacation and left a handful of items behind. They left some worn patio furniture, bags of trash & other junk items, but also left a new refrigerator and a small TV. They didn’t ask us if it would be okay to do so, and this very much exemplifies their communicative efforts throughout the whole purchasing ordeal, so we’re beyond doing what’s courteous. My agent informed me that they plan on sending someone to pick up the fridge “sometime”, and that they were going to let themselves into my home and remove said items.
I’m new to this whole process, but what legal standings do I have to dispose of their unwanted items and to sell/donate the fridge and TV? Do I need to refer to the closing documents to see if they snuck in a line that allows them to come in and finish their move? If they’re legally able to retrieve their fridge, can I legally make them take the rest of their trash, too? Any help is appreciated! Thanks 🙂