I've asked this question in my setup and construction thread but thought it would get more focus here...
We are moving into our new home in a few weeks and the vendor has a large flat screen tv on the wall and he didn't exclude it in the sale or in the contract.
As it is bolted to the wall I would argue it is a fixture and part of the house. I'm not going to bother creating a big issue over it but I believe I'm within my rights to ask for it to stay.
I know I made it abundantly clear that my AV equipment was not included in the sale of our house and removed the HT system before going on the market.
I hazard a guess the TV wall bracket is a fixture
as it is fixed
to the wall, so unless specified otherwise that would stay I think.
....but the TV?
...seriously champ, you're kidding.
The TV is not fixed
, the bracket is.
Commonsense tells you that AV cables particularly speaker cables are likely fixed in some way i.e. adhesive cable holders, ties, etc.
Even if the speaker cables are loosely routed through cavities, do you really think that anyone in general would take these with them these since they are usually cut to length to suit the installation?
The exception of course being exotic cable like expensive Van Del Hul, Chord etc which surely you would specify in the contract terms.
I can understand completely the very negative reaction by others to your original post.
If I were the vendor I would be insulted if the interested buyer tried to pull a stunt like the one you're suggesting, and I would immediately instruct my Real Estate Agent in no uncertain terms to go tell the interested buyer to "go **** himself".
If already sold, I would simply take my TV and tell the buyer, "good luck if you want to do something about it".
...that is unless of course the purchaser is paying way over what my property is worth, and in that instance, I would offer my wife ahead of the TV.
Edited by jimval, 10 July 2011 - 01:37 PM.