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If it is physically attached, it becomes part of the structure and property of the owner.   Removal of the "owner's" property by a tenant can be a theft without the owner's permission to take it. 

May 14, 2016 11:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have enough issues with tenants without worrying about any personal things they take with them, but if the installation does any damage to the home then I do charge them for the repairs.

But if selling the property then it should be made clear to the buyers that these things do belong to the renter and probably will not be going with the home.

May 14, 2016 01:16 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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It DEPENDS. 

 

May 14, 2016 08:23 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Since a tenant is involved, that changes the entire discussion.  The answer is now "talk to your landlord."

May 15, 2016 03:59 AM
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It depends on the situation.

May 15, 2016 12:29 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Great question - looking forward to your answer!

May 14, 2016 11:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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It depends.

On the lease.

On the tenant.

On the landlord.

On the state.

On the law.

On how many times this question will be asked.

May 14, 2016 11:37 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Legal question. Depends on the lease.

May 14, 2016 10:47 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Always a matter of debate when an item of personal property becomes a fixture.

May 14, 2016 10:39 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Go by the terms of the contract.

May 14, 2016 09:53 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

if the tenant installed it, it can be removed, but must be disclosed.

May 14, 2016 01:27 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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There is a method to determine whether it stays or can go. You'll come across this in your studies and it will be on the test too

May 14, 2016 11:14 AM
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Carol Williams
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First of all, a tenant shouldn't be "installing" anything without the written permission of the landlord.   Move out remedy should be clearly stated in the agreement.  

May 14, 2016 09:12 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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the key is installed. that word installed. the law varies from state to state. not only can it belong not to the tenant now, but they may  be charged to take it out

May 14, 2016 05:16 AM