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Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:44 pm

I am currently negotiating the sale of my flat in Limassol. I realize that these are matters to be negotiated between the buyer and seller, but I am interested to know if it is usual for the sale price of a property in Cyprus to include the kitchen appliances, i.e. the cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. I also wonder about the curtains. It would be useful to know what the customary practice is to help avoid misunderstandings while negotiating a sale price. Thanks for any insights you can offer.
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Get Real! » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:31 pm

What you’re looking for is referred to as “chattels versus fixtures”.

I think you’ll have to fill in chattel/fixture lists but do contact a company like this and ask what the law entails…

https://justcyprusrealestate.com/contact-us/
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby B25 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:I am currently negotiating the sale of my flat in Limassol. I realize that these are matters to be negotiated between the buyer and seller, but I am interested to know if it is usual for the sale price of a property in Cyprus to include the kitchen appliances, i.e. the cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge. I also wonder about the curtains. It would be useful to know what the customary practice is to help avoid misunderstandings while negotiating a sale price. Thanks for any insights you can offer.


Tim, when you advertised the property for sale, did you mention the other items as part of the sale??

It is a personal choice if you decide to take or leave anything. Usually hob, ovm, extractor are not removed are they for part of the kitchen, but again depends on where you are going.

Furnishing, curtain, other electrical items, is again down to choice. If you don't want the hassle of removing them and are perhaps moving into another furnished property, let them stay. The costs of these things in the grand scheme of the sale is minimal and they become a sweeter when you sell.

Are you getting a fair price for you property??? I so let them stay, if you got pressured for a much lower than originally wanted price, then you may chose to take them. There are no hard and fast rules on what stays or goes.

Likewise, you would remove the A/C units either as they are again part of the infrastructure. Remember you are selling an apartment, not its contents.

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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks for the informed reply.

No, I have not mentioned these things in any advertising and this is something that has just really occurred to me. I don't actually need to sell at all, so rest assured I will only do so if I get what I consider to be a good price (but I am optimistic given the current state of the market in Limassol). These things make useful bargaining chips if potential buyers want to haggle over a few thousand, so it is useful to know what is customary in Cyprus. The kitchen appliances are all over ten years old now, so I am inclined to throw them in with price, frankly, but only if the buyer pays my full asking price.
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 pm

A/C-heating units? Interesting. I would have taken it for granted that they stay.
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Jerry » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm

English Law Society sends a list to sellers, this could give you an idea of what to include.
Perhaps it's the same in Cyprus.

https://www.kfh.co.uk/resources/sellers ... quired?v=2
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby B25 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:05 am

Jerry wrote:English Law Society sends a list to sellers, this could give you an idea of what to include.
Perhaps it's the same in Cyprus.

https://www.kfh.co.uk/resources/sellers ... quired?v=2


English law bears no resemblance to the methods in Cyprus, don't be fooled. Thousands bought after being duped that the property law was based on British, which it isn't, now many are 'stuck'.

Basically you can take or leave what you like, you decide.
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Jerry » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:42 pm

The link I posted is a GUIDE that contains a link to the Law Society list, it is not a legal document. As you say you can leave or take what you like, you could make up your own list based on the guide rather than thinking "why didn't I include/exclude that?"
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Re: Are kitchen appliances included in property sale price?

Postby Kikapu » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Tim,

Personally, I would let all kitchen appliances and the curtains to remain with the new buyer, especially if they are 10+ years old, because;

(a) it will be an added bonus for the new buyer of the apartment if they are coming without any kitchen appliances
(b) it will cost you money to disconnect, transport and re-connect them into your new location
(c) your new location may already have the kitchen appliances if you are going to rent, so now you will need to store and sell the old ones if you take them with you...hassle!
(d) your new place may not even accommodate your old appliances due to size and shape of the new kitchen or the curtains to the new windows.

Just a thought!
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