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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 10th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    What have you left behind in your old home?
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
    What have you left behind in your old home? 10th Jul 17 at 4:13 PM
    Following on from the other thread about what's the oddest thing you've been left, what have you left behind for your purchasers?

    We left a small plastic garden shed with extra house bricks from our conservatory build. I think they may have been useful as the purchaser did brick up an external door when they remodelled the kitchen. We didn't actually say we were going to leave them.

    Now's the time to 'fess up about what you left behind for your purchasers.
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    • dreyfuss
    • By dreyfuss 10th Jul 17, 5:40 PM
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    I left a small packet of money in the conservatory above the door...only a pound or so but not in purpose! Only remembered today two weeks after moving out.
    Learn from the mistakes of others - you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 10th Jul 17, 7:48 PM
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    When my father moved some 15 years ago, we left behind the following in the loft : 2 clocks (1 electric, 1 clockwork), which had belonged to his FIL, an Acme wringer (1950s version of a mangle) and a metal non matching stand for the wringer,
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 10th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    When we got married someone smart Alec bought us a proper leather whip (don't know why, he was fully housetrained thanks to my brilliant mil) .....couldn't find it when we moved so assume that it got left behind
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    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 10th Jul 17, 8:18 PM
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    Only paint and wall and floor tiles that we'd used in the house in case they needed to replace/repaint.

    Not fair to leave the new owners things we don't want and can't be bothered to dump.
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 10th Jul 17, 8:29 PM
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    The buyers turned up a bit early, before the funds had cleared, was just giving the place a final vacuum, then couldn't fit the vac into the car, so left it with 'em.

    It was next day I realised I'd left my dressing gown hung on the back of the bedroom door. Hope they made good use of it . . .

    I do miss it . . .

    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 10th Jul 17, 8:45 PM
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    We accidentally left a small photo album that must have slipped out of a box that was stored in the loft of our old house.

    Fortunately, and very kindly, when they found it the new owners brought it to our new home - we hadn't even realised it was missing, but we were very grateful to get it back
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    • charco
    • By charco 10th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
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    Only ever left paint and a chest of drawers (it was nice but didn't fit in the van so just left it).

    In our current place we found a set of crutches in the attic. Previous owner for many moons ago also left some odds and ends (old locks, plug sockets etc) up there. All went in the bin but I think the crutches are up there somewhere.

    Now in the progress of selling up. Being fair to the new owner and clearing out. Only things really being left behind are spare tiles, spare flooring and paint. There's an attic aerial I never got round to fitting that we'll leave up there. I'd love to leave our old high chair in the attic but I reckon the new owners wouldn't be happy!
    • dsdhall
    • By dsdhall 10th Jul 17, 10:32 PM
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    Bottle of champagne.
    • Mossfarr
    • By Mossfarr 10th Jul 17, 10:58 PM
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    The house opposite me had been owned by an elderly man who had lived in the house all his life - he was 87 when he died and it had been his parents home before that. He had never married and had no other family.
    The new owners found loads of valuable antiques in the loft which they sold and used the proceeds to build a huge extension and decorate top to bottom!
    • jessex1990
    • By jessex1990 10th Jul 17, 11:22 PM
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    Paint, tiles and a new shower riser which we had bought but hadn't fitted. And lots of sticky notes attached to things to point out where the meters, water tank were and how they worked.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Jul 17, 11:42 PM
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    We've really never left anything more interesting than left over paint - clearly labelled with which room it was used in and agreed with buyers first - and some spare oak flooring for patching up if necessary.

    However, a few house moves ago we did accidentally leave a couple of tent pegs in the lawn where a cover had been secured over some garden furniture. This was of no consequence other than the fact our buyer had once been convicted of murdering someone using.......a tent peg

    Years ago a friend of an acquaintance bought a house where an original Tiffany lamp had been left in the attic. They sold it at auction where it made 40k!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Jul 17, 7:38 AM
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    I left a photocopy of a newspaper cutting from 1952, advertising the last two semis in the road for sale by the developers.

    The price was 140 times less than they'd paid us!
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    • aneary
    • By aneary 11th Jul 17, 8:31 AM
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    My parents left a chassis of a copy of a 1930s aston martin, in the back garden, we ran out of time and room in the vans. My mum has sworn that she is getting removal men in next time they move.

    My dad did pick it up later.
    • rjwr
    • By rjwr 11th Jul 17, 8:35 AM
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    i think lost a box of stuff. Photos, memorabilia and some very interesting items like my grandad's WW2 ration book. It hasn't turned up anywhere else. It was a few years ago so lost in the world now
    But never spend money you don't have to buy things you don't want to impress people you don't like.
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    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 11th Jul 17, 2:02 PM
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    Bottle of champagne.
    Originally posted by dsdhall

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    • elonii
    • By elonii 11th Jul 17, 2:44 PM
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    We left a fully stocked woodpile, a brand new brush for the chimney flue, an office desk and chair, and a digital safe inside one of the wardrobes.

    We also sold them a daybed which we had actually intended on leaving as it had been made from old roof trusses we removed when renovating and was WAY to heavy to lift out of the property. When they offered me $200 for it I couldn't say no
    • charco
    • By charco 11th Jul 17, 3:30 PM
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    Just remembered that in our old flat the previous tenant left behind a drawer or her pants! The place was a complete state. I think she'd literally packed that morning. Hadn't vacuumed or cleaned anything. She'd gone back to live in Falkirk and certainly lived up to the cheeky stereotype!
    • Fonque
    • By Fonque 11th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    I have a small outbuilding as part of my flat, the previous tenant left a box of junior snooker and football trophies in there. I may not chuck them out as I can see a potential craft project in them as the plinths and stands are quite nice. So I'll probably upcycle them and sell them on.
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    • NicNicP
    • By NicNicP 12th Jul 17, 6:07 PM
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    We left behind spare paint and tiles and a new home card.
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