What happens to furniture left behind?

Any furniture, equipment or other belongings that are not physically attached to the property which are left on the property after settlement are transferred to the buyers automatically.

The buyer does not have to accept these items and can instead insist that the seller remove them or pay the cost of removing them. Therefore, if you do not intend to remove all your belongings out of the house prior to settlement then you need a written agreement with the buyer permitting you to store some of your furniture on the property – otherwise ownership will transfer to the buyers.