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What Can You Remove From House Before Deed In Lieu?

by Elizabeth M.

Hi, we signed for a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. Is there any specific items that we can or cannot take out of our home?

Stop Foreclosures Team response:

Hi there Elizabeth,

This is a good question and often asked. When it comes to a deed in lieu of foreclosure, you are going to find that the lender will most likely be sending an appraiser to your home in order to determine its value. This helps them with the decision making process for whether or not they would like to take legal ownership of your home.

If you agree and sign for a deed in lieu of foreclosure, the only things that you can take is that of your personal belongings, including furniture and appliances.

You should not try to remove flooring, fixtures, kitchen cabinets or anything of that nature. You will want to treat this transaction as though you have just sold your house.

You sold it in the condition it was in when the appraiser came out. Destroying the house on your way out may be a violation of the contract you signed. However, all of your personal belongings are just that and you can take those with you.

Best wishes,
SF Team

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