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To take my bath when I move?

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SmhShakingMyHead Fri 12-May-17 17:17:54

I love my bath, and the new place I'm moving to I'll be decorating the bathroom and will want the exact same bath.

Aibu to take it with me?

Kokusai Fri 12-May-17 17:18:31

You're kidding right??

MatildaTheCat Fri 12-May-17 17:18:39


fuzzywuzzy Fri 12-May-17 17:18:52

Are you going to replace the bath in your old place?

BitchPeas Fri 12-May-17 17:19:25

YABU! Unless you replace it with one exactly the same, but why not just buy yourself the same one for your new place? What if it doesn't even fit?

JennyOnAPlate Fri 12-May-17 17:19:28

I suppos it would be ok as long as you replace it!

WellErrr Fri 12-May-17 17:19:42

Yes take it.

Rip up the carpets and take those too. Ooh and get the stairs out if they're nice. And the front door.

And don't forget any mature shrubs! And the turf.

Hassled Fri 12-May-17 17:19:45

You can't take your bath with you. Bathroom fittings aren't like curtains. But I do sympathise - I am embarrassingly fond of my bath. It's the best bath in the world.

DelphiniumBlue Fri 12-May-17 17:20:27

You can, but need to state that you're doing that on the fixtures and fittings form. You also need to make good once it's out. Will it be worth the cost?

InfiniteSheldon Fri 12-May-17 17:21:01

grin I think you know you are. A bath is kind of integral to a bathroom if I viewed a house and they said they were taking the bath I wouldn't proceed any further.

CrazedZombie Fri 12-May-17 17:21:45

Is this a reverse? I'd be super pissed off of the vendor took their bath without putting it on the fixtures and fittings form. I'd accept a replacement being installed before I moved in.

TheNaze73 Fri 12-May-17 17:22:48

Are you actually serious???

EssentialHummus Fri 12-May-17 17:23:01

I'm pretty sure it's a fixture so you'll need to negotiate with your buyer, but if you like it that much, why not?

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 12-May-17 17:28:10

If it's a super expensive copper bath or similar I can see why you might want to take it with you.

I think rather than discussing it once a sale has been agreed, take it out and put in a replacement before you go on the market.

Or make it very, very clear the bath will be going and include that in the estate agent's details. You may wish to have details of the new bath that will go in available for buyers to see.

If you (or the other party if this is a reverse) have announced the bath on the fixtures and fittings form you're (they're) an idiot.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 12-May-17 17:29:46

Is it one of these bad boys?

Squtternutbosch Fri 12-May-17 17:32:06

Totally normal in Germany - they take their whole kitchen and bathroom even out of rental flats! But over in the uk it may still seem a little odd.

Try to find some Germans to sell to?

TheNoodlesIncident Fri 12-May-17 17:36:31

What if someone fell in love with the bath and only started the house purchase because they adored the bath? I'm sure it'll have happened, I knew I wanted my previous house from squinting at the hall through the stained glass of the front door... you'd have to take it out first like a pp said

FizzyGreenWater Fri 12-May-17 17:38:41

You can but you'd have to make sure that was clearly stated to the purchaser!

This must be Some Bath.

Shoxfordian Fri 12-May-17 17:38:53

Of course you can't take the bath!

buttfacedmiscreant Fri 12-May-17 17:38:57

You could always replace the bath before putting the house on the market.

PeaFaceMcgee Fri 12-May-17 17:39:42

Yanbu as long as you're clear about it with buyers from the outset, e.g. that you or the agent tells them on viewings and it is documented in the fittings and fixtures form.

Teardropexplodes Fri 12-May-17 17:40:05

I think we need to see a picture.

wonkylegs Fri 12-May-17 17:47:18

Depends what the bath is and whether or not you are clear about the fact you are taking it and whether or not you will be replacing it.
I loved our bath in our old house, just the right size, lovely comfortable and looked brand new after 10 years so I found out exactly what it was and when we replaced the bathroom in the new house got that one. Still love it.
I did take the fitted dishwasher but we offered it to them at cost price as that's what it would have cost to replace it as I'd want it again and it is a fancy Miele so cost a small fortune, BUT it was mentioned that it wasn't included in the particulars from the beginning. They decided they didn't want it so it's here (washing my dishes this very minute) and they bought a cheap £150 job.

GooseFriend Fri 12-May-17 17:53:01

If you remove it, store it and put in a new one prior to advertising it then you can. Otherwise no it'd be outrageous and false.

Strikhedonia Fri 12-May-17 17:55:43

you can do what you want, as long as it's very clear from the start.

What you can't do - or you shouldn't - is wait until your buyers have paid for their mortgage, their survey, the searches etc to then inform them that the bath is going. It might be legal, but it's really shitty.

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