Should I Leave Extra Left over Home Renovation Tiles etc for New Buyer

I have 1.5 boxes of floating floor, 1.5 boxes of splashback tiles, and 1.5 boxes of flooring tiles. Whereas some new owners may appreciate having the spares left for them, I am worried that some may not. And it might become a hassle at settlement. I hate to throw them out, but I don't want to carry them to my new home and be a bowerbird. Any opinions please?

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    If you are happy with how the sale went, leave them there. Noone in their right mind would be mad about having a box of spare tiles leftover for future repairs.

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    I would leave them, even if the buyer is nonplussed, its not like they can force you to take them. Most people would appreciate having them.

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      If it's not in the contract, whilst unlikely, the buyers can force you to take them. It could be treated as 'rubbish' that needs to be cleared from the property before settlement. I would get the agent to ask the buyers.

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    Unlikely you will need them but very useful to them if they need to repair.

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    Definitely keep hold of them, the new owners may need to make a a few adjustments which might require a couple of spares. They'll appreciate it for sure, especially if it's a recent renovation and it's likely to be there for a while.

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    No-one in their right mind would get angry at you for leaving the spare tiles there, especially at no extra cost. If they do, a quick explanation of what the spares can be used for will easily fix that problem.

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    Accidents happen, and it can be a bit tricky sometimes to track down exactly matching replacement tiles/floorboards, especially several years down the track.

    Unless you actually have a use for them (i.e. they happen to match your new place), just leave them for the next owners. It'll be appreciated. Maybe also clearly label the boxes so that they'll know these are replacement spares, and not just some left-behind junk to be thrown out.

  • -2 votes

    I 'unpublished' the above comment I made after reading your post more carefully and realising that you were talking about various different types of 'tiles'; none of which were roof tiles. LOL

    Anyways, here's a radical idea/concept:

    Have you considered actually asking the people this will directly affect (the buyers), rather than us randoms on this website?

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      Yep I understand. It is just that I am trying to declutter as much as possible right now. But I appreciate your idea.

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    Last owners of my last house left a few boxes of tiles in the shed that I let sit there for a few years then i Did a small renovation that exposed a new area and I was very thankful to have the matching tiles spare I could easily use: when I retiled the floor I left the spare boxes in the shed in case the next owners needed spares. Moving is a great time to not take extra junk with you, unless the leftovers are enough to complete a new job at your new house I’d just leave them rather then hoard them at the new place you’ll never use them on

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    No point taking them with you. Leave them for the new owner.

    If the new owner doesn’t want them left they can ask you to remove them, which is only really a problem if you are moving interstate. If local, just go and pick them up when convenient.

    Ive moved into three houses and each has had some tiles left. Latest one also had matching paint left.

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    I can't imagine any new owner would find backup parts a hassle.

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    Great. Thanks all. I had heard that sometimes sellers leave things and buyers delay settlement as they want them removed. I WILL leave them. I hate waste too. Regards Pecker Head.

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    Leave it in the shed. It will come in handy for the new owners. You will be saving them time purchasing tiles from an existing house.

    I left spare roof tiles, floor & paint.

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    Generally it is the right thing to do to leave them but some people are strange…:-(
    In a recent sale i had the buyers (first time buyers) wanted absolutely everything removed including spare roof tiles and ridge capping (about 10 pcs in total) and a few matching floor tiles. I left them, they may be grateful when they realise why.
    Check with your conveyancer, a normal sale contract will allow for such things and the buyer cannot default because of it, along with many other trivial reasons.

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      My brother had a hassle with a buyer wanting things like that, so he just delayed the settlement.

      Then the buyer realised he needed to be in before the kids started school, to which my Brother said he had cancelled the removalist etc. It then "appeared" the removalist needed extra money to do a fast removal.

      Guess who paid - the one who needed to move most urgently 😀

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