Found on Craig: Fixture or Not?

by Alex Stenback on May 25, 2010

HT to Pioneer Press reporter Chris Snowbeck on this one:

Standard mortgage language dictates that fixtures and appurtenances shall not be removed by the homeowner.

But as you can see from this post, there’s a lot of gray area, and based on the posts we’ve seen offering antique doors, windows, fireplace mantels etc. these rules tend to go out the window when the chips are down, and are largely unenforceable.

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Ray Klotz - Edina Realty June 19, 2010 at 7:15 am

I showed a client a foreclosed home where the entire kitchen cabinets had been removed. The kitchen was just stark sheet-rocked walls. You could see the outline of the lower cabinets by where the vinyl flooring ended. You are right, it is largely unenforceable to go after the owner without spending a lot of money in legal fees. Most lenders are eating the additional loss and selling as-is.

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