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Unused Furnace Air Filters ~ Chattels or Fixtures?

 

Christmas Eve... I should save this post for two weeks from now since it is about furnace filters* but I forgot today is Friday!  Maybe I forgot it was Friday and I need to post a post about a furnace here  because it is Christmas Eve?

Brian asked this question back in November and only got one comment and does not seem to have come back to answer it...  Furnace Friday with a legal twist.  I will answer the question "Chattels or Fixtures" in the first comment here and on Brian's original post because I would love to know the answer....

* January 7, 2010 is the first Friday in January and that is Furnace Filter Friday if you are changing your furnace filter the first of each month.  

Thanks to Brian Madigan for allowing a Re-Blog of his post "Unused Furnace Air Filters ~ Chattels or Fixtures? "

 

Unused Furnace Air Filters ~ Chattels or Fixtures? 

Bob moved into an old house and shortly after, he discovered that he needed to replace the furnace.

With all the moving costs this was going to be a very costly item. He didn't budget for the $10,000 in expenses.

However, his friendly furnace guy had a proposition. A manufacturer had some older model furnaces that were new and still in boxes but they were actually 9 years old. They would also include some replacement parts since they were not going to be stocking them any longer. This would represent a major saving in cost.

So, he bought and installed the brand new furnace which happened to have been manufactured 9 years earlier. He got some replacement air filters that came with the furnace. They will fit. New ones may not.

They were sitting beside the furnace when he sold the house. Can he take them? Or, are they fixtures and they must stay with the house?

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