Can a seller take an appliance that was supposed to convey?

By Pepe Royo,

Can a seller take an appliance that was supposed to convey?

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Texas Association of REALTORS®

I listed a home for sale, and the seller authorized me to advertise the property in the MLS with the refrigerator conveying as part of any sale. After considerable negotiations, the property was sold. There was nothing noted in the contract about the refrigerator, and the seller took the refrigerator with him when he moved. The seller contends that since he had to reduce his asking price and the refrigerator was not included in the contract, he was entitled to keep the refrigerator. The buyer is upset and threatening suit. Is the seller obligated to let the buyer have the refrigerator?

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